UOP CRT 205 Week 1 CheckPoint Taking a Position
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CheckPoint: Taking a Position Axia College uses this definition of critical thinking, originally coined by the NCTE Committee on Critical Thinking and the Language Arts: Critical thinking is ―a process which stresses an attitude of suspended judgment, incorporates logical inquiry and problem solving, and leads to an evaluative decision or action.‖
Tama, M.C. (1989). Critical thinking: Promoting it in the classroom. Retrieved October 2, 2006 from Indiana University, Clearinghouse on Reading, English, & Communication Web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~reading/ieo/digests/d40.html
Resource: Appendix B
Due Date: Day 4 [post under 300 words total to the Individual forum]
Read the Coffee Break comic strip in Appendix B.
Address parts A and B in the same post
Address the following in a100- to 150-word response in part A of the post:
State the key issue from the comic strip.
o Does Anita suspend judgment before taking a position, or does she immediately take a position on the issue? Explain your answer.
o Does Anita use logic when looking into the issue, or is her position based on a moral value judgment? Explain your answer.
o Does she solve a problem, make a decision, or take action as a result of taking the position she did? Explain your answer.
Recall a situation in your life in which you took a position on an issue. The issue could concern a political matter, a family or community topic, or a moral or ethical problem.
Address the following in a 100- to 150-word response in part B of the post:
o State the issue, the position you took, and the considerations that helped you determine your position.
o Did you suspend judgment before taking a position, or did you immediately take a position on the...