I have attached journals one and two to help with the first two questions! ๐Ÿ™‚ Writing requirements are also attached.

Instructions

  • Critical Thinking
    • Go back to your very first journal entry โ€“ review your definition of critical thinking. After studying critical thinking for the past eight weeks, would you change your definition in any way? If yes, how and why? If no โ€“ if it was perfect โ€“ what parts of the text were best reflected in your definition?
  • Heart of the Matter
    • Recall in your first journal entry that you discussed the authorsโ€™ statement that the concepts in Chapters 12, 13 and 14 were โ€œthe heart of the matter.โ€ After having studied those chapters, answer again, with renewed understanding, the question posed there: Why do you think the authors find these concepts important to critical thinking?
  • Ethical Decision-Making
    • The lecture claims that an argument is no good unless it has a โ€œstrong and reasoned ethical base.โ€ Do you agree that ethics is an essential element of a good argument? If yes, why? If no, why not?
  • Looking Forward
    • Do you believe that you now know everything you need to know about critical thinking โ€“ or is learning to think critically a life-long task? Explain your answer.