Comm. 40 Paper 1, Critical Thinking Directive

Comm. 40 Paper 1, Critical Thinking Directive - Be specific...

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PAPER ASSIGNMENT #1 Critical Thinking Worth 20 points Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is the application of the critical thinking concepts we have learned thus far to your own life experiences. This assignment will focus on Chapter 1 of the Verlinden textbook as well as class lectures. Make sure your paper fully explains and reflects the concepts along with specific examples of your life experience (evidence) to support your main points (claims). Answer all of the questions below: 1. Think of a time when thinking critically was difficult for you. Why was it difficult? How does the difficulty you had relate to (listed on pg. 22 of your textbook) the ideas/concepts in Chapter 1? 2. What might be some reasons that people don’t think critically?
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Unformatted text preview: Be specific regarding concepts by using specific examples of either yourself, family, friends, etc. Why do you believe this to be true? Make sure you apply specific concepts from the chapter to answer these questions. 3. Think of a controversial issue about which you have a strong opinion. What could you do as a critical thinker to fairly consider the opposing viewpoint? Again, apply the concepts from Chapter 1 in answering these questions. Paper should be 3-5 pages---long enough to fully explain and elaborate on the above points. Punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and grammar must be collegiate standards. Paper is due at the beginning of the class period. This assignment MUST be typed and double spaced....
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course COMM 40 taught by Professor Juliehawker during the Spring '11 term at San Jose State.

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