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CRT 205 Week 1 CheckPoint Taking a Position

CRT 205 Week 1 Assignment Supporting a Position

CRT 205 Week 2 DQs

CRT 205 Week 2 Exercise Review Quizzes (Ch. 1, 2, & 3)

CRT 205 Week 3 CheckPoint Part 1 Argument Credibility

CRT 205 Week 3 CheckPoint Part 2 Argument Credibility Peer Review

CRT 205 Week 3 Assignment Analyzing Credibility

CRT 205 Week 4 Exercise Review Quizzes (Chapters 4, 5, & 6)

CRT 205 Week 4 DQs

CRT 205 Week 5 Assignment Categorizing Fallacies

CRT 205 Week 5 Checkpoint Identifying Fallacies Checkpoint

CRT 205 Week 6 Exercise Review Quizzes (Ch. 7)

CRT 205 Week 6 DQs

CRT 205 Week 7 Assignment Argument Evaluation

CRT 205 Week 7 Checkpoint 1 Argument Validity

CRT 205 Week 8 Exercise Review Quizzes (Chapter 12)

CRT 205 Week 8 DQs

CRT 205 Week 9 Capstone Checkpoint

CRT 205 Week 9 Final Project Comprehensive Argument Analysis

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CRT 205 Week 1 Assignment Supporting a Position

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Assignment: Supporting a Position

 Resource: National Public Radio (NPR) podcast: ―Florida Mulls Lethal-Injection

Problems‖ or article ―Execution Rules Still Inhumane‖

 Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum]

 Listen to the NPR Podcast or read the article located on the Materials tab of your

student web page for Week One.

 Consider the issues raised by the question, ―Should the U.S. continue to use capital

punishment?‖

 Post a 350- to 700-word response in which you identify the question’s principal issues.

Be sure to:

o Choose a position on capital punishment and support your position in your response.

o Support your position with facts about capital punishment.

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CRT 205 Week 1 CheckPointTaking 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.‖

Reference

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 issue? Explain your answer.

o Did you use logic when looking into the issue, or was the position you took based on

a moral value judgment? Explain your answer.

o Did you solve a problem, make a decision, or take action as a result of taking the

position you did? Explain your answer.

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CRT 205 Week 2 Exercise Review Quizzes (Ch. 1, 2, & 3)

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Exercise: Review Quizzes (Ch. 1, 2, & 3)

 Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]

 Complete the following Review Quizzes at http://www.mhhe.com/criticalthinking8

 Copy and paste your quiz results to a Microsoft

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Word document.

 Post the document as an attachment. The subject line of the post should tell the

instructor which quiz you are posting (for example, Chapter 1—Claims and Arguments

Quiz).

Ch. 1 Claims and Arguments Quiz

Subjectivism and Value

Judgments Quiz

Ch. 2 Vagueness Quiz

Ambiguous Claims Quiz

Defining Terms Quiz I

Writing Argumentative Essays

Quiz II

Ch. 3 Chapter Review Quiz

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CRT 205 Week 3 Assignment Analyzing Credibility

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Assignment: Analyzing Credibility

 Resources: “Giuliani Remembers 9/11‖ news clip and video ads located at one of the

links listed below.

 Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]

 View and assess the credibility of these media and advertising examples:

o The CNN Pipeline news clip located on the Materials tab of your student web page

for Week Three.

o Select one of the following links to view the video ads available at that Web site:

http://www.toyota.com/corolla/demos.html

http://www.progressive.com/commercials/progressive-commercials.aspx

http://www.pedigree.com.au/tv/

http://www.wendys.com/ads/

 Answer the following in regard to each of the two examples in a 100- to 200-word

response:

o Who paid for each example to be created?

o Can you detect a slant—that is, a secondary opinion conveyed by the examples’

creators?

o What does each example reflect about society at large? Is it credible? Explain your

answers.

 Answer the following in regard to the news clip in a 50- to 100-word response:

o Are you skeptical of the sources’ credibility? Why or why not?

o Do you detect any bias? Why or why not?

 Answer the following in regard to the video ad on one of the links above in a 100- to 200-word response:

o Does the ad make a claim?

o What fear or desire does the ad play into?

o Does it target an existing fear or desire or does it try to create a new fear or desire?

o Does it try to invoke feeling, use admirable people to persuade, or describe a

common situation?

o Would you make a purchase based on the information presented?

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CRT 205 Week 3 CheckPoint Part 1 Argument Credibility

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CheckPoint Part 1: Argument Credibility

Due Date: Day 2 [Individual forum]

Find a link to an online video or print news story from your favorite online news source.

Your choice of source may range from a major news network to a small opinion

magazine, and should not include YouTube or Google Video. Select a story in which

claims are made and note the story title and source name. Note: If you cannot obtain a

direct link to a video, write a summary of the video’s key points and provide a link to the

Web site where you found the clip.

Answer the following questions in a 100- to 200-word response

o What claims are being made?

o Do the claims conflict with your personal observations?

o What background information do you have about the claims?

o What is the expertise of the author, if any?

o Is the author biased and untrustworthy, or unbiased and trustworthy?

Post your response and the link to your online source.

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CRT 205 Week 3 CheckPoint Part 2 Argument Credibility Peer Review

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CheckPoint Part 2: Argument Credibility Peer Review

 Resource: A classmate’s CheckPoint Part I response

 Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum]

 Review the Constructive Feedback Tutorial at

http://204.17.25.69/AXIA/CRT205/constructive_feedback.html. Note: This tutorial uses

audio narration and is about ten minutes in length. A constructive feedback transcript is

available.

 Perform a peer review of a classmate’s CheckPoint Part I response, which your

instructor will place in your Individual forum on Day 3.

 Answer the following questions in a 100- to 200-word response:

o Do you think your classmate accurately identified the claims? Explain your answer.

o Your classmate has compared the claims against his or her personal observations;

how do the claims agree or conflict with your own personal observations? How are

the observations made by you and your classmate the same or different?

o Your classmate has compared the claims against his or her background information;

how do the claims agree or conflict with your own background information? How are

the background analyses of you and your classmate the same or different?

o Do you feel your classmate made an accurate judgment about the author’s bias or

trustworthiness? Explain your answer.

Which concepts from the feedback tutorial did you use to conduct this peer review?

Post your answers and your classmate’s CheckPoint Part I online news source and

response.

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CRT 205 Week 4 Exercise Review Quizzes (Chapters 4, 5, & 6)

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Exercise: Review Quizzes (Chapters 4, 5, & 6)

 Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]

CRT 205 Critical Thinking

Course Syllabus Page 14

 Resource: Review Quiz Tutorial at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/crt205/crt205.htm

 Complete the following Review Quizzes at http://www.mhhe.com/criticalthinking8

 Copy and paste your quiz results to a Microsoft

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Word document.

 Post the document as an attachment. The subject line of the post should tell the

instructor which quiz you are posting (for example, Chapter 1—Claims and Arguments

Quiz).

Ch. 4  Persuasion via Rhetoric Quiz I

 Persuasion via Rhetoric Quiz II

Ch. 5  Psychological Fallacies Quiz I

Ch. 6  More Fallacies Quiz I

 More Fallacies Quiz II

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CRT 205 Week 5 Assignment Categorizing Fallacies

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Assignment: Categorizing Fallacies
Resources: Appendix 2: The Top Ten Fallacies of All Time, Ch. 5 & 6 of Critical Thinking,
and Appendix C
Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]
Complete the fallacy matrix in Appendix C.

Post Appendix C as an attachment.

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CRT 205 Week 5 Checkpoint Identifying Fallacies Checkpoint

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CheckPoint: Identifying Fallacies
Resource: Ch. 6 End-of-Chapter Exercises and the Answers, Suggestions, and Tips for
Triangle Exercises section of Critical Thinking
Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum]
Complete Exercise 6-6 on pp. 194-196 of Critical Thinking. You are not required to
complete questions displaying a triangle () symbol.

Copy and paste the question numbers and answers into the body of a post.

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CRT 205 Week 6 Exercise Review Quizzes (Ch. 7)

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Exercise: Review Quizzes (Ch. 7)

 Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]

 Resource: Review Quiz Tutorial at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/crt205/crt205.htm

 Complete the following Review Quizzes at http://www.mhhe.com/criticalthinking8

 Copy and paste your quiz results to a Microsoft

®

Word document.

 Post the document as an attachment. The subject line of the post should tell the

instructor which quiz you are posting (for example, Chapter 1—Claims and Arguments

Quiz).

Ch. 7  Argument Quiz I

 Deductive/Inductive Logic Quiz

 Unstated Premises Quiz

 Evaluating Arguments Quiz

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CRT 205 Week 7 Assignment Argument Evaluation

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Assignment: Argument Evaluation
Resource: Appendix 1 of Critical Thinking
Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]
Read the article “Controlling Irrational Fears After 9/11” on pp. 456-458 of Appendix 1.
Identify at least two arguments in the article. Outline the premises and conclusions of
each argument you find. Then, answer the following questions for each argument,
making sure to explain how you arrived at your answers.
o Do the premises sufficiently support the conclusions?
o Are the arguments either deductively valid or inductively strong, or are they invalid or
weak?
o Are the premises true or plausibly true, or are they difficult to prove?
Note that you may choose to evaluate invalid or weak arguments as long as you describe
how they are invalid or weak.

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CRT 205 Week 7 Checkpoint 1 Argument Validity

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CheckPoint 1: Argument Validity
Resources: Ch. 7 and the Answers, Suggestions, and Tips for Triangle Exercises section
of Critical Thinking
Due Date: Day 3 [Individual forum].
Complete Exercise 7-9 on pp. 236-237 of the text.

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CRT 205 Week 8 Exercise Review Quizzes (Chapter 12)

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Exercise: Review Quizzes (Chapter 12)

 Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]

Resource: Review Quiz Tutorial at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/crt205/crt205.htm

 Complete the following Review Quiz at http://www.mhhe.com/criticalthinking8

 Copy and paste your quiz results to a Microsoft

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Word document.

 Post the document as an attachment.

Ch. 12  Moral Reasoning Quiz I

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CRT 205 Week 9 Capstone Checkpoint

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Capstone CheckPoint

 Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum]

 Answer the following questions in a 100- to 200-word response. Cover each bullet point

in your answer.

o In the future, how will thinking critically influence the ways that you:

 Read?

 Write?

 Process information?

o Why and how could you apply critical thinking when evaluating each of the following:

 Articles

 Advertising

 Media

 Conversations

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CRT 205 Week 9 Final Project Comprehensive Argument Analysis

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Final Project: Comprehensive Argument Analysis

The Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center database at the University Library provides a

wealth of arguments to which you can apply your critical thinking skills. Find this database by

logging into to the Library and selecting the Article Databases—Specialized link. From the

results page, scroll down to select the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center link.

 Resources: Appendix A, Appendix E, and the University Library

 Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]

 Choose two topics from the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center that interest you and

locate a set of materials from the database for each topic. If you choose school violence

as one of your topics, for example, you might find a magazine article that argues that

violence in the media causes school violence and a Web site that persuasively argues

that violence in the media is not responsible for school violence.

 Conduct a similar search for your second topic. When finished, you should have two

sources per topic. Note: You may use sources from any combination of the Viewpoints,

Magazines, Academic Journals, News (use sources marked Editorial and Column), and

Web sites database sections.

 Use the form in Appendix E to critically analyze your four sources. Fill out one form for

each source.

Provide the title of the source.

o Provide the source citation. Locate the citation by clicking on the Source Citation

link at the top of the page when viewing the source.

o Identify the principal issue presented by the source.

o Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you

determined this.

o Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you

determined this.

o Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning.

o Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain

how you determined this.

o Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exist, explain how you

determined this.

o State one argument made by the author.

o Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument.

o Is the author’s argument valid or invalid, sound or unsound, strong or weak? Explain

how you determined this.

o Does the author use moral reasoning? If not, explain how you determined this.

 Post Appendix E as an attachment.

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