Solving Personal Problems: Applying the Five-Step Model
November 30 2015
Jesus A EscuderoSolving Personal Problems: Applying the Five-Step Model
Please refer to Chapter 3 of Thinking Critically (Chaffee, 2014) for this assignment.
Step 1 of 3:
Part One: Describing the Five-Step Process
List the five steps in the model for problem solving from Chapter 3 of Thinking Critically. (Chaffee) Write a brief description of each. Remember to correctly cite and reference any source you use to complete this assignment.
Please note: Only the steps from Chapter 3 can be used for the left side of this worksheet
Step (provide name)
Description (in your own words)
What is the problem?
Identify the situation and what the solution would be for the problem.
What are the alternatives?
Look into the possible alternatives to the problem.
What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of each alternative?
Determine whether or not the alternatives would benefit the problem or make it worse.
What is the solution?
Figure out which alternative to take and which steps you need to take to get there.
How well is the solution working?
Determine whether the solution that you decided on is working.
Step 2 of 3:
Applying The Five Step Model
Using the five steps from Chapter 3 of Thinking Critically:
1. Select a personal problem from the list below – identify the problem
e. Ask for permission (before the weekend) to use another type of problem
The problem I chose to solve is finances.
Option 1- One alternative to solve my problem of finances would be for me to ask my boss for a raise, whether it be a performance raise or even a promotion.
Option 2- Another alternative to solve my problem of finances would be to initiate a job search to see if I could find a better paying job.
Option 3- A third alternative to...