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Topic: creative thinking
Details: Complete the following assignment and submit your work through the link below.
Critical Thinking Analysis Assignment Instructions
Your critical thinking analysis assignment must be submitted as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) document attachment. Use the link provided in Course Material for this session.
Please follow the directions for this assignment. Following the directions will impact your grade. On the first page of your paper, please include your name, the assignment title, and the date. You must also include the title of the article you chose to analyze. No cover sheet is necessary.
Follow these instructions as you prepare your critical thinking analysis:
Select one article (see the link above for your article choices) and complete the “logic” of the article using the “Template for Analyzing the Logic of an Article” in The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools. The template is also provided below. Please create your analysis in a separate Word file, following the content, style, and submission parameters.
Be thorough in your analysis. Consider all angles and points of view. Avoid one-sentence answers, which are rarely sufficient for good analysis. This assignment should be prepared in an essay-type (complete sentences) format. Include the template questions in your paper. You may use them as section headings.
Your analysis must be a minimum of two pages. Please use Times New Roman 12-point or Arial 10-point font. Double-space and use 1-inch margins.
Template for Analyzing the Logic of an Article
Take an article that you have been assigned to read for class [see the link above], completing the “logic” of it using the template below.
1. The main purpose of the article is ___. (State as accurately as possible the author’s purpose for writing the article.)
2. The key question that the author is addressing is ___. (Figure out the key question in the mind of the author when s/he wrote the article.)
3. The most important information in this article is ___ . (Figure out the facts, experiences, data the author is using to support her/his conclusions.
4. The main inferences/conclusions in this article are ___ . (Identify the key inferences/conclusions the author comes to and presents in the article.)
5. The concept(s) we need to understand in this article is (are) ___ . By these concepts the author means ___ . (Figure out the most important ideas you would have to understand in order to understand the author’s line of reasoning.)
6. The main assumption(s) underlying the author’s thinking is (are) ___ . (Figure out what the author is taking for granted [that might be questioned].)
7a. If we take this line of reasoning seriously, the implications are ___ . (What consequences are likely to follow if people take the author’s line of reasoning seriously?)
7b. If we fail to take this line of reasoning seriously, the implications are ___ . (What consequences are likely to follow if people ignore the author’s reasoning?)
8. The main point(s) of view presented in this article is (are) ___ . (What is the author looking at, and how is s/he seeing it?)