Critical Thinking And Assignment Expectations Essay
The following is not an exhaustive list, but it should give you an idea of what is expected of you in this class.
Support your writing and verbal comments with information and substantial background. Be prepared to make interconnections within a wide range of areas such as articles, supplemental readings, class discussions, and lectures. Explain your position on issues thoroughly. If you are making an emotional claim like “This really upsets me” or “I love this argument,” explain why you feel that way. Always explain why. Dig deep and come to a better understanding of why you have the emotional reaction you do. Create your own interpretation or analysis of the text(s). Do not mimic other arguments that don’t resonate with how you think about issues. Push yourself to think about issues in a way that makes sense to you and that you can support through textual evidence.
Keep in Mind: Making generalized and unsubstantiated comments like, “I don’t like this article or book because it’s boring,” does not constitute academically rigorous or acceptable responses to the material. Other inappropriate responses include divulging how much of the text you have not read. Again, please, don’t inform the class about how little you have read. Doing so will put you at the forefront of reading aloud and/or me giving a pop quiz. Meeting class expectations does not mean giving me back what you think I want. I already…