Critical Thinking – PHI 210 - 76851

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  • From: Humanities, Philosophy
  • Due on: Sun 12 Apr, 2015 (05:31pm)
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Assignment 1: Sensory Perceptions

 

Can you really trust your senses and the interpretation of sensory data to give you an accurate view of the world? Describe and discuss the accuracy and the weaknesses of the human senses as they pertain to thinking in general and to your own thinking in particular.  

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

1. Provide at least three (3) reasons for believing in the accuracy or inaccuracy of sensory information. 
2. Identify and describe at least three (3) factors contributing to the accuracy of sensory data.
3. Discuss the role of memory with regard to the interpretation and evaluation of sensory data. 
4. Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Your textbook may count as one (1) source. At least one (1) of your sources must be obtained from the collection of databases accessible from the Learning Resources Center Web page.

 

Your assignment must:

• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

• Develop skills for overcoming barriers which limit objective and productive critical thinking.
• Create written work utilizing the concepts of critical thinking.
• Demonstrate adherence to academic integrity policy and APA Style guidelines for academic citations.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in critical thinking skills and informal logic.
• Write clearly and concisely about issues in critical thinking using proper writing mechanics.

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

 

Points: 100

Assignment 1: Sensory Perceptions

Criteria

 

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Provide at least three (3) reasons for believing in the accuracy or inaccuracy of sensory information.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletelyprovided at least three (3) reasons for believing in the accuracy or inaccuracy of sensory information.

Insufficientlyprovided at least three (3) reasons for believing in the accuracy or inaccuracy of sensory information.

Partiallyprovided at least three (3) reasons for believing in the accuracy or inaccuracy of sensory information.

Satisfactorilyprovided at least three (3) reasons for believing in the accuracy or inaccuracy of sensory information.

Thoroughlyprovided at least three (3) reasons for believing in the accuracy or inaccuracy of sensory information.

2. Identify and describe at least three(3) factors contributing to the accuracy of sensory data.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletelyidentified and described at least three (3)factors contributing to the accuracy of sensory data.

Insufficientlyidentified and described at least three (3)factors contributing to the accuracy of sensory data.

Partiallyidentified and described at least three (3)factors contributing to the accuracy of sensory data.

Satisfactorilyidentified and described at least three (3)factors contributing to the accuracy of sensory data.

Thoroughlyidentified and described at least three (3)factors contributing to the accuracy of sensory data.

3. Discuss the role of memory with regard to the interpretation and evaluation of sensory data. 

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletelydiscussed the role of memorywith regard to the interpretation and evaluation of sensory data.

Insufficientlydiscussed the role of memorywith regard to the interpretation and evaluation of sensory data.

 Partiallydiscussed the role of memorywith regard to the interpretation and evaluation of sensory data.

Satisfactorilydiscussed the role of memory with regard to the interpretation and evaluation of sensory data.

Thoroughlydiscussed the role of memory with regard to the interpretation and evaluation of sensory data.

4. Follow APA Style requirements for format, in-text citation of quotes and paraphrases, and references page.

Weight: 10%

Did not complete the assignment or had more than 9 errors in following APA Style requirements. 

Had 8-9 errors in following APA Style requirements.

Had 6-7 different errors in following APA Style requirements.

Had 4-5 different errors in following APA Style requirements.

Had 0-3 different errors in following APA Style requirements.

5. Follow guidelines for clear and organized writing: include an introductory and concluding paragraph; address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely followed guidelines for clear and organized writing.

Insufficiently followed guidelines for clear and organized writing: did not include an introductory and/or concluding paragraph; did not address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.

Partially followed guidelines for clear and organized writing: included a partially developed introductory and/or concluding paragraph; partially addressed main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.

Sufficiently followed guidelines for clear and organized writing: included an introductory and concluding paragraph; sufficiently addressed main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.

Fully followed guidelines for clear and organized writing: included an engaging introductory and thoughtful concluding paragraph; fully addressed main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and detailed supporting sentences.

6. Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling. 

Weight: 10%

Did not complete the assignment or had more than 9 errors in grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling.

Had 8-9 errors in grammar, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling.

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