Essay on Controversial Topics : Questioning Concepts And Impediments

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Module 1
Controversial Topics: Questioning Concepts & Impediments
In a supplemental guide to your Nosich text, the critical thinking scholars explain that concepts are “ideas we use in thinking. They enable us to group things in our experience in different categories, classes, or divisions. They are the basis of labels we give things in our minds. They represent our mental map of the world telling us how things operate and what to expect of them. Through our concepts we define situations, events, relationships, and objects of our experience” (11). Interestingly enough, we conceptualize things each day. Some questions we ask are simple and have simple answers, while others are much more complex and lead to further issues and discussion points.
For this assignment, please think about the concepts surrounding your controversial topic. Why did you choose it? Why do you care about this issue? To what extent does it impact your life?
To answer complex conceptual questions we need to first figure out the most basic meaning of the root term. For this assignment, you should open up a word document or type directly in the prompt area. Answer each numbered question of the worksheet. This will serve as necessary brainstorming!

Module 1
Controversial Topics: Questioning Concepts & Impediments
Part I: Brainstorming
1. What topic did you select? Please write out the main debate in one sentence. For example, some critics believe the grass is always greener, while others think it is a…

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