Browne, M. N., & Keeley, S.M. (2010). Asking the right questions: A guide to critical thinking (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

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Browne, M. N., & Keeley, S.M. (2010). Asking the right questions: A guide to critical thinking (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
Asking the Right Questions-11 Step Analysis
Introduction
“I know it’s good to be a critical thinker and to be able to ask lots of good questions, but I don’t know what questions to ask or how to ask them.” (Browne & Keeley, 2011) In our text “Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking (10th Ed.) The authors explore the benefits and necessity for critical thinking as it relates to the process of asking the right questions to make an informed decision and conclusion to an argument. The authors Browne and Keeley (2011) give two different approaches that can be taken in
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After examining the third reason I have identified the phrase “potential violation” as extremely ambiguous. What does Mary mean by potential violation? Is this action going to become an actual violation or does it just indicate a violation. Following this reason Mary discusses losing respect from the government as a result of accepting the proposal. The word “respect” can be considered ambiguous. According to Webster’s dictionary respect means, the state of being admired; also not to go against or violate something; and also to be considerate toward someone or something. The next ambiguous phrase identified is “lose control.” Lastly, “save money” is completely ambiguous. Save money does not put a real value on what is being discussed. To me saving money is important whether it is five dollars or two thousand dollars, but for some saving money must be above a certain threshold.
IV. What are the Value and Descriptive Assumptions?
Value assumption is an implicit preference for one value over another in a particular context while descriptive assumption is as an unstated belief about how the world was, is, or will become (Browne & Keeley, 2011). The first assumption given is that if the proposal is accepted it will set the stage for the government to try and decrease employee wages in the future. The first assumption implied by the second reason is that by accepting the proposal many of the union employees are going to end up displaced

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