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Solving Personal Problems: Applying the Five-Step Model
Lucas Eash
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)
Step 1:
What is the problem?
Identify the situation and what the solution would be for the problem.
Step 2:
What are the alternatives?
Look into the possible alternatives to the problem.
Step 3:
What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of each alternative?
Determine whether or not the alternatives would benefit the problem or make it worse.
Step 4:
What is the solution?
Figure out which alternative to take and which steps you need to take to get there.
Step 5:
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
a. Finances
b. Health
c. Employment
d. Education
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...

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