Writing - Prof. Eliud

Question 1 of 2
Evaluating Complex Arguments
In this exercise, you will evaluate the essays given in the textbook by applying creative thinking to propose a set of solutions to a problem.

Assessment Directions:
Read the following two essays given on pages 224 and 225 of your textbook, The Art of Thinking: A Guide to Critical and Creative Thought:
  • If You Don't Like It, Don't Fly
  • We'll Never Win Playing Catch Up
Evaluate each essay using the information on recognizing complex arguments and evaluating an argument, given on pages 216–218 of your textbook.

Look for any errors in the logic associated with the two essays.

Submission Requirements:
Submit your response in a Microsoft Word document of the following specifications:
  • Font: Arial, point 12, double spaced
  • Length: 500 words
  • Citation Style: APA
Evaluation Criteria:
The short answer assignment rubric will be used to evaluate this assignment.
Question 2 of 2:
Analyzing Your Own Assumptions
This module's reading discusses many types of flaws in argumentation and ways to correct them. Following that discussion, this analysis asks you to look at your own arguments as formulated in Module 2 and Project Part 1 and see if you have included any oversimplifications, either/or thinking, overgeneralizations, hidden premises, or double standards.

Assessment Directions:
  1. Restate your position statement on the issue from Project Part 1.
  2. List at least two assumptions that this argument makes.
  3. After that, analyze these assumptions in a 4–6 sentence (minimum) paragraph. Evaluate if your assumptions are based on any of the errors in argumentation discussed in your book. For example, have you made any overgeneralizations? Have you oversimplified anything? Do you have any hidden premises?
  4. Write another 3–4 sentences that discuss how you can improve your own arguments based on your readings and analysis this module.
Submission Requirements:
  • Submit your responses for grading in a Microsoft Word document, clearly separating all 4 questions.
  • Adhere to Standard English grammar, spelling, and punctuation requirements.
  • Use 12-point Arial font and double-space.
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