Critical Thinking Paper(Assignment)

Critical Thinking Paper. You will read a part of a “Room for Debate” Editorial Series from the New York Times for this assignment.

To start drafting your paper, follow these directions step-by-step.
the article link is; 8638312_1/courses/ID301IN01I3SP18/Room%20for%20Debate%20Articles%20%282017-2018%29.pdf

Critical Thinking Paper.

Critical Thinking Paper
Critical Thinking Paper

Click on the PDF file in Blackboard associated with this assignment.

Print out the pages.

Read all the articles carefully.

Note that the locating information is given to you for your works cited page on top of the introduction page.

(Note: You may find it helpful to use the lib-guide {Noodle-bib tool housed in the lib-guide} to construct the works cited.)


Once you have finished reading these editorials, you will need to write a multi-mode paper

(: meaning your paper will both summarize and analyze).

Your paper should begin with an introduction and a thesis unifying the two objectives in step 3 and step 4.

Should you need help with thesis statements, introductions and transitions, please reference the English learning module in our course OR the Writing Center.

NOTE: Remember this is a humanities paper. There are MAJOR differences in the style of writing between APA and MLA. Review these differences before beginning your draft.


After the introduction, construct several body paragraphs where you will summarize each debater’s opinion.

You will need to SUMMARIZE the debater’s stance (pro-con) in light of the question upon which the debate is centered.

In order to complete this step successfully, you will need to refer to the “How to write a summary” handout found in the English help learning module to write your summary in the necessary manner.

Take note on the guideline regarding length—a summary for this piece should be in the one to two short paragraph range.

Also note that summaries do not include personal opinions or additional information not found in the piece being summarized.


Then, read the editorials again carefully, centering on the reasons why the author is either pro or con.

You’ll see that the authors give different reasons in the editorials.

Using the HCTSR (Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric in your text), analyze and evaluate the critical thinking evident in these editorials.


What critical thinking skills are apparent in their essays?

Give me at least TWO examples per debater.

Be sure to write about your reasons justifying in specific detail why you gave the editorial the score that you did.

Point out words, thoughts, etc. that led you to your evaluation.


Bring your paper to a conclusion.

In your conclusion, give your personal opinion of the issue, but your opinion should not be in steps 3 or 4.

The conclusion is the only place your opinion should appear. Otherwise, in the body of the paper, you are only evaluating debates using the HCTSR criteria.

Other notes:

Make sure your paper reads as a whole (- unified) and uses transitions. If you are unsure about style or anything contained here in the assignment, ask!

This paper should contain a Works Cited page in MLA style. Again, seek help at the sources mentioned should you need it.

APA or other citation styles are not acceptable for this course.

MLA style papers are always double spaced with one-inch margins and 12-point Times New Roman or Courier New font.

All quotations (anything that is word for word out of the articles and paraphrased thoughts) should be properly attributed with both in-text parenthetical citations and a works cited page.

Note that the source link in the PDF of the articles has been provided for you and that the source is not a print source, but an electronic one.

A word about MLA style: Please note that if you choose not to refresh your memory about MLA or choose not to use the sources provided on our classroom BB page or on the LC Library web-page on how to do MLA sourcing and style, it will bring your paper down at least one full letter grade.

A paper answering all of the above questions in an acceptable manner will produce a minimum of three full-length double-spaced pages (excluding works cited, which is not counted in the page requirement).


You should think of the concepts addressed in chapters one through five to help lead you through this paper.

Using the vocabulary and terminology in those chapters will help you produce a strong paper.

I am looking for evidence of mastery of textbook terms, showing me you have read and understood the reading from the text through application in this paper.

Students who use no material from the textbook should expect a much lower grade than students who correctly use material in their analysis.

BACK YOUR OPINION UP with detailed explanations.

For instance, if you believed that someone was particularly superficial or particularly strong, tell me why by providing an example with an in-text citation and a reference to one of the textbook concepts.

Other notes:

Make sure your paper reads as a whole (- unified) and uses transitions. If you are unsure about

Parallel Narratives Of The Life Of Jurgis Rudkus

Parallel Narratives.

Parallel Narratives
Parallel Narratives

How Are The Parallel Narratives Of The Life Of Jurgis Rudkus In The Jungle Reflective Of What Is Going On In America During This Period?

Do You Think People Like Jurgis Are Truly “Free” Or Are There Social And Political Forces That Are Limiting Their Freedom


Paper 1

In lecture and through our TAN readings we have learned that the United States during the period 1865 to 1910 was undergoing extensive and rapid changes economically, politically, and socially.

How are the parallel narratives of the life of Jurgis Rudkus in The Jungle reflective of what is going on in America during this period?

Do you think people like Jurgis are truly “free” or are there social and political forces that are limiting their freedom?

In writing this paper you are required to engage readings from The Jungle, TAN, as well as lecture materials.

It is expected that you will prove proficiency in the course materials and demonstrate the ability to synthesize and analyze these materials in support of your thesis.



Please refer to our policy statement on the syllabus concerning academic dishonesty.

It is guaranteed that if you plagiarize at the very least you will fail the paper.

 Each student is required to submit a copy of her/his paper in Blackboard (SafeAsign).

To submit a paper, log into e Campus and click on the PAPER ASSIGNMENTS tab.

You will find a place to upload your paper.

 This paper is to be 2-3 pages in length.

Two FULL pages minimum.

 Use a 12 point font.

Make sure there is a one inch margin on each side.

Double space the text and number your pages.

 You must have a cover page.

On this cover page, in the upper left hand side and single spaced, put your name, section number, Paper 1, and date the paper is due.

Your name or other identifying information should NOT appear anywhere else on your paper.

 Staple your paper in the upper left hand corner. I WILL NOT accept any papers that are not stapled.

 Your thesis should appear in bold.

 All sources must come from the materials covered in the class – so no outside sources.

 Do not use personal pronouns.

Do not use contractions.

 If you fail to follow the above formatting, you will be deducted 2.5 points on the final grade.

 For every day a paper is late, 2.5 points will be deducted from the final grade of your paper.

 Do not string massive quotes together and call it a paper.

Do not put quotes around two to four words and consider it an appropriate quote.

Quotes can not stand alone as they belong to someone or something. So, be sure to contextualize and introduce any quotes you may use.

 Use parenthetical citations for directly quoted and paraphrased material.

No works cited page is needed for this paper.

For example:

1. Use of lecture material:

Radical Republicans’ plan for the South under Reconstruction was laid out in the Wade-Davis Bill. (Pettengill, 1-19-2010)

In this example you are citing the lecture by putting the last name of the instructor followed by the date the lecture was given.

2. Use of DTA material (whether it be quoted, referenced – acknowledging argument, etc. – or paraphrased:

In A Century of Dishonor, Helen Hunt Jackson believes that until they are provided with land, “idleness, improvidence, and indebtedness will be the rule” of Native American behavior. (Fernlund, 32).

In this example there is a selective use of material.

It is contextualized – the author and the document from which the quote (or argument if you were to note the argument) has been introduced.

The citation is properly located at the end of the sentence.

Instead of citing the author of the document, you are to cite the editor of DAH – Fernlund – and the page number where we can find your quotation.

AGAIN, quote selectively.

You should only quote that which is best said by the author and which both supports your argument as well as moves your paper forward.

3. Your use of Sinclair’s The Jungle will follow the same model for parenthetical citation.

You will cite the author and the page number upon which the cited/referenced material can be found. Ex. (Sinclair, 110)

4. If you are speaking broadly about a document from DTA – and not pointing to a specific piece of text – you should cite the pages of the document. Ex:

In A Century of Dishonor, Helen Hunt Jackson argues that the Native American has been treated unjustly by the U.S. government.

She advocates property ownership as a means to integrate the Native American into U.S. society and give them the rights they are currently without. (Fernlund, 31-32)

5. You will not find a specific page(s) to identify Sinclair’s argument in The Flivver King. However, it is expected that from your reading you will be able to determine what his argument is.

You will be expected to articulate this argument in your paper.

When you do this you are not expected to cite any page numbers.

It is expected that you will introduce your statement of his argument. In The Jungle, Upton Sinclair argues that ……….

 All citations come at the end of the sentence.

 Please see us (sooner rather than later) if you need guidance in focusing your paper.

Please keep in mind the following (as we will be when grading your paper):

In order to do well on this paper, you have to include your thoughts on the topic (in other words – analyze the material) – do not just summarize the material.

You can do this without saying, “In my opinion …” or “I think …” etc.

You must demonstrate that you have critically thought about the material alone and in conversation with each other.

Develop a clear argument in which you fully respond to the topic.

Be sure to address all the elements of your thesis in the paper.

Again, demonstrate knowledge of the course material.

Any quotations or paraphrased material should be brief and utilized appropriately.

Analyze and interpret texts in a manner that conveys the meaning of the entire text.

Why is it important to your argument?

Make sure you use these materials to back your claims, not just to meet the page requirement.

The usual standards of good writing are required.

This includes accurate spelling (especially of proper names), complete sentences, correct grammar and punctuation.

Clarity and good writing are essential.

Avoid broad statements or over-generalization of ideas.

Social Networking; Assignment

Social Networking
Social Networking

In this assignment,

you will explore the potential impact of social networking on the workplace.

You would be surprised by what people can find out by simply Googling the name of a job applicant.

Consider your own social networking participation.

Do you believe there is anything on the web that could be potentially harmful to your chances of getting a particular job?

If you have a personal page on a social networking site, what do you think it says to other people about you?

Do your friends agree about the messages being conveyed?

Is the impression of your digital self the image you want to be conveyed to a potential future employer?

Juan Enriquez has recorded a very thought-provoking, short discourse on Ted Talks regarding the permanent record we create of ourselves with social media.

As a primer for this discussion, conduct an Internet search for “Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo” and view his talk.


Employers have based hiring decisions on social networking site content.

In your response, answer the following questions:

•Do you believe that assessing a candidate partially based on his or her social networking site (for example, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, or LinkedIn) is justified?

•In what ways do employers using social networking sites for the evaluation of job candidates compare with school officials using these sites for student discipline?

•What would your profile on social networking sites tell an employer about you?

Submission Details:

•By the due date assigned, post your responses in at least 3–4 paragraphs to this Discussion Area.

Your response should rely upon at least two sources from professional literature.

This may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov).

Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA format); and use accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Business Journal 4; Positioning

Business Journal
Business Journal

Business Journal.

Refer to the attached link for article


and perform the following:

  1. summarize the article
  2. discuss the article applying at least two of the assigned readings

See attached and the relevant concepts covered PowerPoint

The Business Journals is the online media division of American City Business Journals which operates websites for each of the company’s 40 print business journals as well as its first web-only local business news and information sites for Chicago, Illinois, New York, New York and Los Angeles, California.

The site contains local business news from around the nation, updated throughout the day, along with an archive that contains more than 4 million business news articles published since 1996.

The Business Journals’ sites have more than four million unique visitors each month.