Intellectual Standards of Critical Thinking

Intellectual Standards of Critical Thinking

Standards of Critical Thinking: Clarity, Accuracy, Precision, Relevance, Depth, Breadth, Logic, Significance, and Fairness

Learning Summary Questions:

In student’s ‘own words’ and by incorporating the above standards of critical thinking, student will answer questions below.

· All (7) questions must be answered as instructed. Work must be typed, single spaced, font 12.

· Student must number, and state and separate questions and sub-questions from answers.

· Intellectual Standards of Critical ThinkingThe question must be stated in any ink color, followed by the answer in black or blue ink. Student has the option to use ‘color’ in any other part of the assignment that he/she finds it beneficial to focus on, significant, a review piece of high complexity, importance…

· Each question must meet the required number of sentences

· Do not number the sentences- use paragraph style.


1. Survey the assigned chapter to get an overview. Based on your survey, what do you anticipate the reading to be about? – Minimum 4 sentences

2. Elaborate in your own words and in more depth or greater detail what the chapter is addressing in (14) sentences. You can begin your elaboration by saying, “In other words…”

3. Provide a personal, academic, and clinical example to show how the content of this chapter is used in a practical sense. Must identify an actual specific instance from real experiences, NOT HYPOTHETICAL situations. Minimum (4) sentences per example. Examples must be separated and individually labeled.

(I am starting the nursing class, You can create something related to clinical site) …thanks….

4. What would you say to persuade a classmate to read and learn from this chapter or not to read it? Five sentences minimum.

5. Provide a minimum of (2) concepts from this chapter that you identified as a personal or academic challenge, and that has affected academic learning, or personal everyday life situations.

Minimum (4) sentences per identified challenge. Challenges must be individually labeled and separated.

6. What specific steps (minimum 3) are you taking to address the challenges identified in this chapter or question #5. List and elaborate on the steps taken to address challenges. Minimum (4) sentences per change. Responses must be individually labeled and separated.

7. Illustrate your understanding with a “picture that your mind created for the content discussed in the reading. In other words, ask yourself, what picture is the author painting in my head?” by creating a comprehensive concept map that captures the meaning of the chapter content. Concept map must have a minimum of 10 boxes and each box must draw on main concepts and sub-concepts.

Handwritten concept map can be uploaded to the assignment tab as a PDF file.

Assignment Solutions