Read pages 1 through 30 in the attachement, do the thinking critically ASSESSMENT listed below
This assessment exercise has two parts. Please complete part 1 before moving to part 2.
Think of a topic or issue or situation that you find very upsetting or frustrating. Do a little “ranting” on that issue. That is, write some very strong and emotional statements about this issue or situation. You might begin with “One thing that makes me furious is __________.” Try to write four or five sentences.
Now imagine that you need to “go public” with your feelings and opinions and convince someone else to share at least some of the intensity you feel about this issue. Is there anything in your ranting that you might convert into an argument, a line of reasoning that another person might find legitimate?
Read and discuss your sentences with a classmate. Talk about why you feel that some of your state- ments are not good raw material for public reasoning but others might be.
As the assignment states – you will write a little rant about something that makes you very upset or frustrated. Then follow the text and complete the rest of the assignment.
** NO YOU MAY NOT WRITE ABOUT POLITICS (not previous or current political issues)!