In this assignment, you will identify and explore your intuitive critical-thinking strategies. It is the starting point to developing the skills to analyze information critically.

Research methods of identifying strong and weak arguments using your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources. Be sure to cover the following:

  • Identify premises and conclusions
  • Discuss whether or not an inference is warranted
  • Determine whether arguments utilize inductive or deductive reasoning

For this assignment, your facilitator will assign you one of the following debates:

  • Debate 1: Should the “Ashley X” treatments have been permitted?
  • Debate 2: Is Osama Bin Laden’s death a decisive blow to Al Qaeda or an unmitigated victory against terrorism?

Each debate has two sets of articles for review. Your facilitator will assign you one of these sets.

Each set has two articles with two varying, but important, perspectives on the same subject. Be sure to read both articles in the set.

Debate 1:

These pairs of articles focus on the subject of “Ashley X,” a child with static encephalopathy who underwent radical surgical procedures to facilitate her care and, thereby, ostensibly improve her quality of life.

Set A

Set B

Debate 2

These pairs of articles focus on the subject of Osama Bin Laden’s death and the alleged implications his death are expected to have on matters of future Al Qaeda activity and international safety.

Set A

Set B

Respond to the following:

  • Identify and explain the strongest argument in each article.

Or

  • Identify and explain the weakest argument in each article.

Give reasons and examples from your research in support of your response.

Your initial response should be about 300–400 words in length, with at least one reference cited in APA format. Be sure to reply to at least two of your classmates using at least 75 words per response.

By Saturday, June 14, 2014, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. ThroughWednesday, June 18, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Grading Criteria and Rubric

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Initial Discussion Response

16

Discussion Participation

16

Writing Craftsmanship and Ethical Scholarship

8

Total:

40

Note:  All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.

Disclaimer: 

The views and opinions expressed in the interviews and/or commentaries in the selected articles are solely of the individuals and are not the views/beliefs of Argosy University Online or the facilitator. The selected articles were chosen for the high caliber of critical discussion and argument they demonstrate, not for their content.

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In this assignment, you will identify and explore your intuitive critical-thinking strategies. It is the starting point to developing the skills to analyze information critically.

Research methods of identifying strong and weak arguments using your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources. Be sure to cover the following:

  • Identify premises and conclusions
  • Discuss whether or not an inference is warranted
  • Determine whether arguments utilize inductive or deductive reasoning

For this assignment, your facilitator will assign you one of the following debates:

  • Debate 1: Should the “Ashley X” treatments have been permitted?
  • Debate 2: Is Osama Bin Laden’s death a decisive blow to Al Qaeda or an unmitigated victory against terrorism?

Each debate has two sets of articles for review. Your facilitator will assign you one of these sets.

Each set has two articles with two varying, but important, perspectives on the same subject. Be sure to read both articles in the set.

Debate 1:

These pairs of articles focus on the subject of “Ashley X,” a child with static encephalopathy who underwent radical surgical procedures to facilitate her care and, thereby, ostensibly improve her quality of life.

Set A

Set B

Debate 2

These pairs of articles focus on the subject of Osama Bin Laden’s death and the alleged implications his death are expected to have on matters of future Al Qaeda activity and international safety.

Set A

Set B

Respond to the following:

  • Identify and explain the strongest argument in each article.

Or

  • Identify and explain the weakest argument in each article.

Give reasons and examples from your research in support of your response.

Your initial response should be about 300–400 words in length, with at least one reference cited in APA format. Be sure to reply to at least two of your classmates using at least 75 words per response.

By Saturday, June 14, 2014, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. ThroughWednesday, June 18, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Grading Criteria and Rubric

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Initial Discussion Response

16

Discussion Participation

16

Writing Craftsmanship and Ethical Scholarship

8

Total:

40

Note:  All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.

Disclaimer: 

The views and opinions expressed in the interviews and/or commentaries in the selected articles are solely of the individuals and are not the views/beliefs of Argosy University Online or the facilitator. The selected articles were chosen for the high caliber of critical discussion and argument they demonstrate, not for their content.

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