Barriers to Critical Thinking Discussion

Barriers to Critical Thinking Discussion

Barriers to Critical Thinking Discussion


Part I:   First, choose one of the issues on the website and state your position on the issue.

Describe the reasons why this issue is relevant to you.
Refer to the “Questions to Help Expose Barriers to Critical Thinking” in Section 2.5 of the webtext. Respond to each of the questions highlighted in bold. Explain whether you think your response is a result of any of the barriers discussed in Chapter 2.
Describe how you can use critical thinking to deal with these barriers.
Part II:   Next, locate the website for a social action group that advocates for your position on the issue.

Identify elements of the website that support your viewpoint on the issue, but could potentially lead to confirmation bias.
Describe how you can avoid combat confirmation bias when relying on sources that support your views.
Assignment Requirements

The assignment should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:

·  Address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.

·  Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph.

·  Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.

This course requires use of   Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.

The assignments should follow these formatting and citation requirements:

·  Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.

·  In-text citations and the References page must follow Strayer Writing Standards (SWS) format.

·  Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The assignments will be automatically submitted to SafeAssign to generate an Originality Report when submitted to Blackboard.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes. Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages. Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor. The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.