1.    Two Discussions

1. For this discussion, you will address the following prompts. Keep in mind that the article or video you’ve chosen should not be about the topic “critical thinking,” but should be about someone making a statement, claim, or argument. One source should demonstrate good critical thinking skills and the other source should demonstrate the lack or absence of critical thinking skills. Personal examples should not be used. (250 words count with APA format in-text citation and references)
Explain at least five elements of critical thinking that you found in the reading material.
-   Search the Internet, media, or the Ashford University Library, and find an example in which good critical thinking skills are being demonstrated by the author or speaker. Summarize the content and explain why you think it demonstrates good critical thinking skills.
-    Search the Internet, media, or the Ashford University Library and find an example in which the author or speaker lacks good critical thinking skills. Summarize the content and explain why you think it demonstrates the absence of good, critical thinking skills.

2. For this discussion, you will address the following prompts:
- Identify the global societal issue you have chosen to research for your Final Argumentative Essay and explain why further research on this topic is important. (Minimum Wage)
- Provide a clear and concise thesis statement that includes a solution to the global societal issue.
- Explain how this global societal issue impacts a specific population.
- Locate a peer-reviewed scholarly source and provide statistical data that you found surprising on the topic.

2   Rough Draft Review Process Evaluation:

Identify the top three issues your writing specialist focused on in your rough draft (e.g., paragraph structure, proper use of quotations, and thesis statement).

- Were any of those issues surprising?
- Describe what you learned from some of the feedback your writing specialist provided as explanations.
- Was this feedback helpful?
- Evaluate the usefulness of the paper review tool.
- Did your understanding of academic writing improve?
- Will you use the Ashford Writing Center to review your work in the future? Why or why not?

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Answer 1:

Critical thinking comprises of several elements, some of which are:

• Usage of facts to support views – Every individual has varied views and it is very important to backup those views for establishing credibility.
• Change of opinion on the basis of new facts collected – The author should acknowledge to all the varied views on a topic rather than sticking to personal view only and emphasizing on the same.
• Emotions to be separated from facts in the writing – Critical thinking is based on data and expressions and feelings should not be the guiding force in such write-ups.
• Decipher between facts and opinions – The author should separate facts from opinions so that readers are not confused between them.
• Ignorance of prejudice to look for facts – The author should look for new data and facts and should not base the article on a single viewpoint only.

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