Project #14867 - Critical Thinking

Graded Assignments  There are two mini assignments 

  1. Reader's Log:

Think of an inductive argument or example of inductive reasoning (either valid or fallacious) that you encountered over the past 1-2 weeks.

  • Reflect upon the argument and your process of evaluation. Was the example of induction that you encountered valid or invalid? You will post a response to the “Lesson 9: Reader’s Log” discussion and respond to the ideas of one other member of the class.
  • Your work will be scored by the following criteria:
Criteria Max. Points available
Content: In shaping his/her response, the student applies vocabulary from the lesson correctly, and presents three specific examples of the author's use of facts and opinions, and how they were contextualized, substantiated, or otherwise used by the speaker. 20
Grammar/Mechanics: The assignment has been proofread and spellchecked prior to submission. There are no errors that impede comprehension. 5
Total Possible Points 25
  1. The art of inductive interpretation

Select an image with a caption, an editorial cartoon, or a comic. It should involve both image and text. You can find these images by searching:

  • Google Images
  • The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
  • The available resources through the Rio Salado Library
    • For the visually-impaired, the library database AP Images provides clear metatags that describe the news images, as well as captions that accompany the images in print.

By using the tips that were provided in the VoiceThread lecture, you will be asked to write a response to the following prompts:

  1. Introduce your image and provide a description.
  2. Discuss the relationship between the image and the text, and state what argument the text is making by using one of the inductive argument structures that were mentioned in this lesson.
  3. Discuss whether you find the image/text pairing as effective, and provide examples to explain why (or why not).
  4. Conclude with a citation of your image in MLA style.

Your work will be assessed by the following criteria:

Criteria Max. Points available
Content: In shaping his/her response, the student applies vocabulary from the lesson correctly and presents an example of an inductive argument or inductive reasoning. The response further reflects upon the argument, explaining if the inductive reasoning example was valid or invalid, and details the student’s process of evaluation. 40
Grammar/Mechanics: The assignment has been proofread and spellchecked prior to submission. There are no errors that impede comprehension. The image is properly cited 5
Total Possible Points 45

 

Submission Instructions

To submit this assignment to your instructor, select the following link. Copy and paste your work into the textboxes on that page. Select the submit button when you are ready to submit this assignment to your instructor. Review Submitting Assignments if you need help copying and pasting your assignment.

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. Reader's log:

This log focuses on the practice of heuristics. Think back upon your day and the decisions you made. What heuristics did you use? Did they lead to positive or negative outcomes?

  • Reflect upon your experience and post a response to the “Lesson 10: Reader’s Log” discussion. Remember to respond to the ideas of one other member of the class.
  • Your work will be scored by the following criteria:
Criteria Max. Points available
Content: In shaping his/her response, the student applies vocabulary from the lesson correctly and provides specific examples. The student responded to the work of one other member of the class. 20
Grammar/Mechanics: The assignment has been proofread and spellchecked prior to submission. There are no errors that impede comprehension. 5
Total Possible Points 25
  1. Comparative Practice

This exercise has two options. Please select one to complete.

  • Option 1 - Research: Using an Internet search engine like Google and search for voter campaigns like Rock the Vote, or voter drives that are associated with a particular candidate or political party. As you browse the Web sites, look for text or media that use comparative reasoning to drive the argument. When you find a good example, write 4-5 paragraphs about the reasoning:
    • Paragraph 1: Summarize the text, including where you found it and the comparison that it made.
    • Body paragraphs: Place the argument through the five tests of reasoning that were listed in this lesson (and in Chapter 12), and use specific examples to show how it passes (or fails) the tests.
    • Final Paragraph: Conclude by offering a suggestion as to how you would change the text (if it had issues), or by stating what strengths were most convincing to you.
  • Option 2 - Create: Many Americans don't go to the polls because they believe that their vote doesn't make a difference. For this option, you will be tasked with coming up with a compelling analogy that sends a persuasive message about the importance of voting to those who might feel like their vote doesn't matter. This analogy should be framed in some way – either within a visual advertisement or some other relevant media (YouTube, Animoto, etc.) to get the message across to your readers.
    • For this assignment, you will be asked to paste a link to your creation, followed by a short paragraph in which you use the five criteria of evaluation for comparative reasoning to demonstrate the effectiveness of your idea.

Your work will be assessed by the following:

Criteria Max. Points available
Content: In shaping his/her response, the student applies vocabulary from the lesson correctly and presents specific examples, and how they were contextualized, substantiated, or otherwise used by the speaker. This assignment has to do with heuristics. 45
Grammar/Mechanics: The assignment has been proofread and spellchecked prior to submission. There are no errors that impede comprehension. 5
Total Possible Points 50

 

Submission Instructions

To submit this assignment to your instructor, select the following link. Copy and paste your work into the textboxes on that page. Select the submit button when you are ready to submit this assignment to your instructor. Review Submitting Assignments if you need help copying and pasting your assignment.

Lesson 10 Comparative Practice

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 10/19/2013 11:00 pm
Report DMCA
TutorRating
pallavi

Chat Now!

out of 1971 reviews
More..
amosmm

Chat Now!

out of 766 reviews
More..
PhyzKyd

Chat Now!

out of 1164 reviews
More..
rajdeep77

Chat Now!

out of 721 reviews
More..
sctys

Chat Now!

out of 1600 reviews
More..
sharadgreen

Chat Now!

out of 770 reviews
More..
topnotcher

Chat Now!

out of 766 reviews
More..
XXXIAO

Chat Now!

out of 680 reviews
More..
All Rights Reserved. Copyright by AceMyHW.com - Copyright Policy