Lavora Moses Mid-Term Week 4 - Axia College Material...

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Axia College Material Appendix A Midterm Exam Access the Week Four Electronic Reserve Readings located under the materials section of your student website. Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. Write a paragraph of approximately 100 words for each section listed below. 1. Using the critical thinking skills you have gained so far and referring to the materials provided for this assignment, identify two possible strategies that Thomas Hutchinson or Samuel Adams likely used to develop and improve their thinking as those historical events unfolded prior to taking a stand and acting according to their beliefs. Though Thomas Hutchinson and Samuel Adams were opposing political enemies, strategies they possibly used shaped and developed their thinking during the time of those historical events. Strategy two (p. 16) of Chapter one describes a method of overcoming dead ends in thinking. This strategy could have improved their actions and thoughts greatly. Strategy two basically describes when an individual has come to a dead end in their thinking. When you are stuck, simply do not remain stuck but expand your thinking to increase the possibility of an effective solution. Hutchinson and Adams could have used this strategy during those historical events to the best of their power. For example, when Hutchinson was replaced by Gen. Thomas Gage as governor he could have used strategy two to persuade his critical thinking, as he moved to Britain. Strategy five (p. 16) of Chapter one, describes the act of presenting other conclusions and demonstrating how more effective they may be to other conclusions. Samuel Adams could have used strategy five when as he penned colonial newspapers and pamphlets. Samuel Adams used his writings to his advantage, influencing his conclusions against Britain allowed him to utilize strategy five effectively. 2. Explain the importance of building a foundation for critical and creative thinking when evaluating historical events such as the Boston Tea Party. Critical and creative thinking are important tools for evaluating any event or situation. Before I can fully evaluate the historical events such as the Boston Tea Party I must build a foundation of truth. I cannot judge, evaluate, describe or teach the historical events without knowing the background and the truth behind what really occurred. Valid documentation is important when utilizing critical thinking for evaluating historical events. Creative thinking has been proven to be highly effective. However, critical thinking when evaluating any situation could result in a more successful foundation. Building a foundation for critical and creative thinking is important overall because before an individual can evaluate there must be a strong foundation to support the thoughts or facts.
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course HEALTHCARE HCA 240, B taught by Professor Nicoletrochta during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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