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Describe the stages of Scudder’s process of looking.

First Assignment 100 words
As we start working directly on critical thinking, I’d like you to consider why it is worth it to you to do this. For most of you, this is a required course for a degree that you need in order to pursue a career that matters to you or pays you well. And that’s a valid reason for getting this class done. But since you are taking it, what about being a better critical thinker appeals most to you? To get some inspiration, I’d like you to read: these two short pieces:
Why Learn Critical Thinking and Habits of Critical Thinkers TFY
Why Study Argument
Then, write a reflection here about what stood out to you from the readings. What interested or motivated you? What surprised or confused you? What do you want to know more about now?
Bonus: find an image or quote that connects to your motivation or habit. Include it and explain why you chose it.
What I’m expecting in these reflections:
Show that you did the reading and thought about it.
Write enough to get your ideas across. Aim for 100 or more words per question.
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secondAssignment
As I mentioned in class, as we are working on our critical thinking, we will be trying a variety of writing and thinking experiences. The goal with each one will be to try to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your current ways of thinking in new ways, or to invite you to see something differently than you have before. If we want new understanding and new skills, that means we’ve got to try some new things!
To get started on our next stretch experience, I’d like you to read “Look at Your Fish”. This essay is a kind of introduction to the experience itself, which I’ll introduce in an upcoming assignment.
As you read, I encourage you to think about:
Why did Prof. Agassiz keep saying “look at your fish!”? What was he trying to teach Scudder? Is this an effective way of teaching? How does it differ or compare to how you normally think of “good” teaching?
Describe the stages of Scudder’s process of looking. What happened at each stage of observing? (how does he feel, what spurs him on, etc). What does this tell you to expect about real learning? Have you had any experiences like Scudder’s?
After reading, please explain your answers to those questions in detail. My expectations for these answers:
Write at least 250 words & include the word count at the end.
Explain your thinking with details or quotes from “Look at Your Fish.” Make sure to put quotes around any exact words from the text. https://www.thoughtco.com/look-at-your-fish-by-scudder-1690049
Third Assigment
In your readings on “Why Learn Critical Thinking…” and “Why Study Argument?” you heard some claims that slowing down is important for strengthening your thinking skills. And Scudder’s professor really pushes him to slow down in his observations. How persuaded are you by this idea of slowness? How hard does it seem to do? Or, how often are you pushed to go faster rather than slower in your daily life? For one last argument in favor of slowness, I’d like you to read this article, “Why Slow Thinking Wins.” As you read, I’d like you to pay attention to some of the examples and experts the author draws on. So, please consider these questions: The author talks at some length about a nonprofit program “Becoming a Man.” Why?
The article includes quotes from someone named Shah. Why?
After reading, please write a short paragraph here in reaction to the article. Why do you think the author discussed “Becoming a Man” in this piece on slow thinking? How does it connect to slowness? What parts of the article were most convincing to you or least convincing and why? Expectations: Aim to write 150-words
Try to use specifics from the article
If it is helpful, make connections to your own experiences
Fourth Assigment
I’d like you to spend a few minutes reading this short essay, “The Innocent Eye.” It was written by a painter. Does anything in this piece seem especially true or persuasive from your own experience? I’d also like to know what connections you see between it and any of the readings from last week, “Look at Your Fish,” “Why Slow Thinking Wins” and/or “Why Study Argument?” and “Why Learn Critical Thinking”?
Please write a short paragraph here with your thoughts. Aim to write 100 -150 words or more and use at least one specific line or example from the “The Innocent Eye.”

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Process Analysis Instructions Process analysis is a fancy way of showing a seri

Process Analysis Instructions
Process analysis is a fancy way of showing a series of steps. There are two types of
process analysis essay: directional and informational. Both essays provide the reader with a
series of steps in a process. The difference is in how the writer wants to influence the reader.
Directional essays give directions. They provide a series of steps (such as how to
bake chocolate chip cookies) with the intention that the reader will actually follow the steps
and make those cookies.
Informational essays provide information but do not expect the reader to take action
upon those steps. For example, an informational essay may demonstrate the steps for how
acid rain is caused but does not expect the reader to go out and make acid rain.
A process analysis essay is more than simply a laundry list of things to do. Instead,
this type of essay requires the writer to explain the steps of a process. While you’re
explaining the steps, you need to:
1. Present them in a logical order so that they make sense.
2. You also need to note any steps that may be confusing (for example, things that are
complicated or happen simultaneously with another step).
3. You should comment on their relative importance – some steps are more important
than others.
4. Of course, your descriptions of the steps should be precise and detailed.
You should also express your point of view (the writer’s perspective) about the
process. That is, is the process easier than most people think? Is the process misunderstood
(and you’re going to clear up the misconceptions)? You express your point of view through
word choice, image choice, tone, and the steps you choose to write about.
Some of the things that you’ll want to keep in mind as you write a process analysis
essay include:
1) Make sure you provide enough background information so that the reader
understands the thesis and process of your essay.
2) Clearly define your desired outcome/purpose of the process.
3) Keep your audience (and the information they will need to know) in mind.
4) Use the appropriate point of view — first, second, or third person narrator.
5) Explain the process and forewarn the reader of important or complicated
steps.
6) Write an appropriate and effective introduction and conclusion.
If you absolutely cannot come up with a subject to write about, then you can use one of the
following subjects:
1. Explain how to, or how not to, prepare a holiday meal that will impress your fiancé,
in-laws, potential in-laws, boss, or relatives.
2. Explain how to, or how not to, effectively interview for a job or get a job.
3. Explain how to, or how not to, operate some type of machine or electrical device.
4. Explain how to, or how not to, make a great first impression.
5. Explain how to, or how not to, effectively manage your money.
6. Explain how to, or how not to, survive a bad blind date.
7. Explain how to set up an online dating profile.
NOTE: This is an essay in which you are directly addressing the reader, giving him/her
advice and explanations. Therefore, for this essay, and only this essay, it is appropriate to
write toward the second-person (you) point of view should you desire. But whatever point of
view you take, please be consistent.
You will earn your grade based on the following criteria:
 Explanation of process steps/components
 Focus
 Thesis statement
 Organization
 Mechanics PLEASE DO NOT USE A RECIPE(S).

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As a health worker (navy corpsman) obesity has always intrigued me. Is it genetics?

Hello, my topic is obesity in todays time. Something along these lines. Thank you vvvvvv
Being in the military, comes with strict weight requirements. Often times we run into people struggling to lose weight or stay within the required limits. As a health worker (navy corpsman) obesity has always intrigued me. Is it genetics? Could it be laziness? Why do people with weight problems feel stuck with their weight? With technology advancing day by day and research being conducted on health and nutrition constantly you would think our society would be filled with fit individuals. On the contrary in todays era we are seeing the steady climb of obesity within our population. The answers on how to lose weight are accessible on the internet yet somehow people that are overweight are stuck with the mindset of being helpless and not able to change their state of being. Some would argue it’s due to the lack of self discipline, the convince of fast food, daily stressors or even the lack of education on proper nutrition. I want to dive into what makes a person do a full 180 on their life, what triggers the human mindset to jump into the intense transformation from fat to fit. My theory is that in order for an individual to lose weight they have to have a purpose, a goal or a passion to want the change in their physique.

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How did your process differ in searching the library databases versus other print or electronic sources?

search for 2 scholarly articles.describe the process and strategies you used in searching for 2 articles(1 from library database/ 1 from other print or electronic sources. How did your process differ in searching the library databases versus other print or electronic sources? What is the credibility of the articles you found, and how did you determine its credibility? Does the credibility vary between the article you found in the Library database and the article you found via outside resources? If so, how?

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Is the memory traffic more about accuracy or feelings and experiences?

Write a minimum of 275-word post in the first paragraph on the following situation: In the documentary How to Tell a True War Story, Tim O’Brien states, “I’m forty-three years old and I’m still telling war stories. My daughter, Kathleen, tells me that it’s an obsession, that I should write about a little girl who finds a million dollars and spends it all on a Shetland pony. In a way, I guess she’s right; I should forget it. But the thing about remembering is that you don’t forget. You take your material where you find it, which is in your life at the intersection of past and present; the memory traffic that feeds into the rotary up in your head when it goes in circles for a while then pretty soon imagination feeds in and the traffic merges and shoots off a thousand different streets and as a writer all you can do is pick a street and go for the ride putting things down as they come.”

This is a profound and complex thought, O’Brien is sharing. Please explain in your own words what he means by “memory traffic” and how a writer must “pick a street and go for the ride”? Is the memory traffic more about accuracy or feelings and experiences? And what do you think the title of the documentary How to Tell a True War Story is referring to? That is, what does “true” mean? True to war generals, President Nixon, peace activists, veterans? Is the word “true” too complicated to have a single meaning?

Write a minimum of 150 word-post in the second paragraph to the following situation: In The Things They Carried, O’Brien mentions the multiple items he and his buddies carried during the war. But he and his buddies also carried psychological items upon their backs. For example, Lieutenant Jim Cross carried fantasies of Martha. Please explain who is Martha and what she represents to Lt. Cross, especially in a time of war where he never knew he was going to survive the next day? Please make sure you integrate one or two sentences from the text to help support your views.
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Links:
https://pages.uoregon.edu/eherman/teaching/texts/OBrien_TheThingsTheyCarried.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXRSh6I1ECw&t=2s (First 30 minutes)

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What are some of the ethical concerns of which you would be mindful?

In the previous discussions you have described how you might study a topic that is of interest to you. Suppose you were to conduct a study on this topic, what are some of the ethical concerns of which you would be mindful? For this discussion select two different ethical standards from the following four:
o Doing no harm
o Obtaining informed consent
o Protecting privacy
o Avoiding conflict of interestt
Topic: How will the legalization of cannabis affect the crime rate in major cities?
250-350 word count overall
For each of the
two ethical standards, write a short, separate paragraph describing why each of
the two ethical standards that you selected could come into play. Describe different scenarios psychological affects under the standard doing no home.
Everything should be in your own words, everything original!

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Discuss an experience you have had regarding encountering a culture unfamiliar to you.

Here are a couple of quotes that address culture and diversity:
Stephen Covey, the author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, states: “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.”
American Writer Andre Lorde states: “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”
For the main post:
The quotes by Stephen Covey and Andre Lorde acknowledge differences – Covey says difference equals strength; Lorde says that not recognizing, accepting, and celebrating differences is an issue. Which of the viewpoints caught your attention? Why?
Discuss an experience you have had regarding encountering a culture unfamiliar to you. Write about this experience, so that a reader can connect with your writing. It can be as simple as a conversation you once had with someone of a different cultural background, or an experience you had while traveling.

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How could you use this source to support a particular claim?

The finished assignment will likely be 2-3 pages in MLA format.
1) After reading the article, write about the following:
Briefly summarize the article
Provide a works cited entry for the article
Evaluate the article using the specific criteria discussed in our assigned reading. Is it reliable? Why? How do you know this? What are its strengths and weaknesses as a source?
How could you use this source to support a particular claim?
2) Using your preferred search engine, look for an internet source on the same topic that is not a peer reviewed article. Write about the following for each of your two sources:
Briefly summarize the article
Provide a works cited entry for the article
Evaluate the article using the specific criteria discussed in our assigned reading. Is it reliable? Why? How do you know this? What are its strengths and weaknesses as a source?
How could you use this source to support a particular claim?
Finally, write one paragraph as to how these two types of sources compare. What do you notice about the similarities and differences between the article from a peer reviewed journal and a website you found on the internet
MLA formatting and style guide: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/m…
Summarizing and quoting guide: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/u…

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What does it mean to be polite?

Level 2 – Writing Assignment, we ONLY use Reading and Writing Book
Unit 3
In this assignment, you are going to write an example paragraph that responds to a question posted on an online forum about politeness. As you prepare your paragraph, think about the Unit Question, “What does it mean to be polite?”
Choose one of the questions below for your paragraph:
2. I think that people today are very rude. I’m the father of two young boys, ages five and ten.
How can I teach my sons to be polite? Give sentences
3. Sometimes I do not answer my phone when people call me, but then I think, is that impolite?
What advice can you give me? Give sentences
NOTES: Please use 5 VOCABULARY words and 3 GRAMMAR.
your vocabulary & grammar. Give 10 sentences.
DO NOT WRITE IN COMMENTS SECTION AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS IN THE
VIDEO TO SUBMIT YOUR WRITING ASSIGNMENT.
1. I’m traveling to the United States for the first time.
What do you know about manners in the U.S.? Give sentences
What tips do you have about being polite? Give sentences
Underline or Highlight
REMEMBER THESE POINTS:
1. Read, understand and write according to the given rubric (see below). 2. You MUST use FIVE words from the unit’s vocabulary list (see below). 3. You MUST USE THREE grammar skills taught in the unit (see below).
4. Follow the model essay.
5. Read your essay at least TWO TIMES BEFORE submitting it to avoid errors. 6. DO NOT COPY from the Internet. Write the essay in your own words.
7. You need at least 10 sentences to write a good essay.
Required Vocabulary List

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Does the author do anything to erode or lessen his credibility?

First, watch “How YouTube Created Flat Earth.” Then respond to the following questions.
1. Who is the author? What does he do to establish his credibility within the video?
2. Do a quick Google search on the author. List at least one thing you find and how it makes him more or less authoritative or credible.
3. Does the author do anything to erode or lessen his credibility?
4. How much expertise on the subject does he appear to have as a whole? Does he appear credible? Explain.