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HUM 115 ENTIRE COURSE

HUM 115 Week 1 Self-Analysis Worksheet
 

As we mentioned earlier, becoming a skilled critical thinker takes practice. To improve the level of your critical thinking, it is important to know where you are now.

Review the stages of critical thinkers on pp. 28-37 in Ch. 2, Critical Thinking (Paul & Elder, 2012).

Complete the Self-Analysis worksheet, based on observation and readings.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Self-Analysis Worksheet

Becoming a skilled critical thinker takes practice. To improve the level of your critical thinking, it is important to know where you are now. The questions below will guide you through understanding your current level of critical thinking.

 

 

 

 

Do you agree or disagree with the textbook definition of critical thinking? Why or why not? (50 to 100 words)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select your stage of critical thinking in your personal, student, and professional life from the drop-down menu provided. (See pp. 28-37 in Ch. 2, Critical Thinking, Paul & Elder, 2012). Explain why you selected that stage for each area.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area
“Critical Thinking Stage” Menu 

(select from stages 1-4)
Why did you place yourself in this stage? 

(write 50 to 75 words for each area)
Personal Life
“Critical Thinking Stages” Drop-Down
  

 

 

 

 
Student Life
“Critical Thinking Stages” Drop-Down
  

 

 

 

 
Professional Life
“Critical Thinking Stages” Drop-Down
  

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

What ideas do you have about how you can move to the next stage of critical thinking in your personal, student, and professional life? (50 to 100 words)
 

 

(See pp. 37-43 in Ch. 2, Critical Thinking, Paul & Elder, 2012)

 

 

 

 

 

What changes might you notice in your personal, student, and professional life if you improve your level of critical thinking? (50 to 100 words)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUM 115 Week 2 Points of View Essay
 

In Week 1, you selected a topic to work with throughout the course to practice your critical thinking skills.

This week, you identify and discuss alternative points of view about that topic.

Resource: Week 1 topic and the “Opposing Viewpoints in Context.”

Optional Resource: Writing Resources lab

 

 

 

Locate the topic you chose in Week 1 using the “Opposing Viewpoints in Context.”
 

 

Select two viewpoints from those listed on the page.
 

 

Write a 200- to 300-word essay on your topic that includes responses to the following:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduce the topic you selected and briefly discuss why people might think differently about the topic. (50 to 75 words)
 

 

Explain the two different viewpoints you selected. The goal of your explanation is to help your reader understand the reasoning for each viewpoint. (100 to 150 words total)
 

 

For each viewpoint, identify one intellectual standard of thinking that is used well and one that is lacking. Review the intellectual standards of thinking discussed on p. 91 and Exhibit 5.1 on p. 102 of Ch. 5 of your text. (50 to 75 words total)
 

 

 
 

 

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

HUM 115 Week 3 Asking Questions Worksheet
 

In this assignment, you identify the types of questions that are appropriate to gain particular information. You also practice using Socratic questions to gain a deeper understanding of other viewpoints.

Resource: Asking Questions Worksheet, the Week 2 Points of View Essay, and Week 3 reading

Complete the Asking Questions worksheet.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Asking Questions Worksheet

 

Directions:

In this assignment, you work with the categories of questions discussed in Ch. 6 of your text to gain understanding about different points of view.

 

 

 

 

List the three categories of questions identified in this week’s reading.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Create a question of your own that represents each category you listed above. Be sure to indicate what category the question represents. (10 to 25 words for each question; 30 to 75 words total)
 

 

 

 

 

 

6, pp. 130-132 discusses the concept of Socratic questioning. Review that material and provide a definition of Socratic questioning. (15 to 25 words)
 

 

 

 

 

 

Discuss how Socratic questions contribute to sound critical thinking. (25 to 50 words)
 

 

 

 

 

 

In Week 2, you identified two different viewpoints about the topic you selected. Locate those viewpoints, and in the space below, write one Socratic question you could ask to gain a deeper understanding about each viewpoint. (10 to 25 words for each question; 20 to 50 words total)
 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

HUM 115 Week 4 Decision-Making and Problem-Solving Worksheet
 

The activities this week have focused on the keys for sound decision-making and how you can use those to solve problems. This assignment provides you the opportunity to apply these skills to a problem in your own life.

Complete the Decision-Making and Problem-Solving worksheet.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Decision-Making and Problem-Solving Worksheet

 

Directions:

In this assignment, you identify a problem you currently face and use the concepts of logical decision-making to generate solutions.

 

 

 

 

 

List the 4 keys for logical decision-making.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identify a problem you need to solve.
 

 

 

Identify and describe below a problem you are facing that is within your control to solve. Be sure to include enough detail so your faculty member has enough context to determine if the solutions provided later in the worksheet are appropriate. (50-100 words)

 

 

 

 

 

Review Ch. 10 and list two potential failures that can occur when identifying alternative solutions.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What two forms of irrational problem-solving are discussed in this week’s text reading?
 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping in mind the need to avoid the potential challenges you identified in #3 and #4 above, create three possible solutions for solving the problem you are facing.
 

 

 

Solution #1 (25 to 50 words)

 

Solution #2 (25 to 50 words)

 

Solution #3 (25 to 50 words)

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluate identified solutions.
 

 

 

One way to determine which solution is best is to list advantages and disadvantages of each potential solution. As you consider the advantages and disadvantages for each solution, think carefully about the positive and negative consequences of implementing each.

 

Briefly describe at least two advantages and two disadvantages for each solution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOLUTION #1
ADVANTAGES
DISADVANTAGES
(25 to 50 words) 

 

1.
(25 to 50 words) 

 

1.
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2.
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2.
 
SOLUTION #2
ADVANTAGES
DISADVANTAGES
(25 to 50 words) 

 

1.
(25 to 50 words) 

 

1.
(25 to 50 words) 

 

2.
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2.
 
SOLUTION #3
ADVANTAGES
DISADVANTAGES
(25 to 50 words) 

 

1.
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1.
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2.
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2.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Rank identified solutions.
 

 

 

Think about the advantages and disadvantages you listed in the table above. Rank your solutions from (1) most effective to (3) least effective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RANK
ENTER SOLUTION # from TABLE ABOVE
# 1 (most effective)
 
#2 (not as effective)
 
#3 (least effective)
 
 

 

Explain why you ranked your solutions the way you did. Discuss why your highest ranked solution is the best way to the solve problem and why the others are less effective solutions. (75-100 words)

 

 
 

 

HUM 115 Week 5 Strategic Thinking and Self-Analysis Reflection Worksheet
 

In this final assignment for the course, you demonstrate your understanding of the components of and some obstacles to strategic and rational thinking. You also reflect on your own personal growth as a skilled critical thinker.

Complete the Strategic Thinking and Self-Analysis Reflection worksheet.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Strategic Thinking and Self-Analysis Reflection Worksheet

 

Part I: Strategic Thinking

The activities this week focused on the concepts and processes used in strategic thinking. This portion of the assignment asks you to consider those ideas and discuss how they are applied.

 

 

What are the two components of strategic thinking?

 

 

Explain how the components of strategic thinking contribute to rational thinking. You may elect to review Ch. 15 for ideas. (100 to 150 words total)

 

 

Define egocentrism and sociocentrism. (25 to 50 words total)

Provide one example of either egocentrism or sociocentrism you have noticed in your own life. Briefly discuss how that example is a barrier to your ability to think critically and explain some techniques you can use to overcome that barrier. (100 to 125 words total)

 

Part II: Self-Analysis Reflection

 

In Week 1, you evaluated your stage of critical thinking in three areas of your life: personal, student, and professional. Take a moment to review what stage you selected in Week 1 for each area.

 

Reflect on what you have learned in this course, and select the stage of critical thinking that represents where you are now. (See pp. 28-37 in Ch. 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area
“Critical Thinking Stage” Menu 

(select from stages 1-4)
Personal Life
“Critical Thinking Stages” Drop-Down
Student Life
“Critical Thinking Stages” Drop-Down
Professional Life
“Critical Thinking Stages” Drop-Down
 

 

For each area, discuss why you think there was or was not a change in the stage of critical thinking. Consider barriers that may have hindered your development as a critical thinker.

 

 

Personal Life (25 to 50 words)

 

Student Life (25 to 50 words)

 

Professional Life (25 to 50 words)

 

 

Part III: Looking Ahead

Consider the current stages of your critical thinking. Identify three concepts or techniques you learned in this course that you will use to continue to grow as a skilled critical thinker.

Provide a brief example of how you might implement each of those techniques. (75 to 150 words)

HUM 115 ENTIRE COURSE

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