Assignment 1.1: Conflicting Viewpoints Essay – Part I Pre writing Due Week 2 and worth 30 points
When looking for information about a particular issue how often do you try to resist biases toward your own point of view? This assignment asks you to engage in this aspect of critical thinking by playing the Believing Game. The Believing Game is about making the effort to believe – or at least consider – the reasons for an opposing view on an issue.
The assignment is divided into two (2) parts.In Part I of the assignment (due Week 2) you will first read a book excerpt about critical thinking processes: The Believing Game and How to Make Conflicting Opinions More Fruitful at http ://www.pro con.org/source files/believing game pdf Next you will review the Pro con.org Website in order to gather information. Then you will engage in prewriting to examine your thoughts.Note: In Part II of the assignment (due Week 4) you will write an essay geared towards synthesizing your ideas.
Part I Pre writing Follow the instructions below for this prewriting activity. Use complete sentences and adhere to standard rules of English grammar punctuation mechanics and spelling.1. Select one (1) of the approved topics from the www. procon.org Website and state your position on the issue.2. From the Pro con.org Website identify three (3) premises (reasons) listed under either the Pro or Con section – whichever section opposes your position 3 For each of the three (3) premises (reasons) that oppose your position on the issue answer these believing questions suggested by Elbow:
The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: