Assignment 1.1: Conflicting Viewpoints Essay – Part I
Preparation and Pre-writing
Due Week 2 and worth 30 points
When looking for information about a particular issue, how often do you try to resist confirmation bias by seeking out sources that might contradict your own point of view? This assignment asks you to engage in this aspect of critical thinking. As author E.M. Forster said, "How do I know what I think until I see what I say?"
The assignment is divided into two (2) parts.
In Part I of the assignment (due Week 2), you will first read a book excerpt about critical thinking processes Next, you will review the Procon.org Website in order to gather information. Then, you engage in pre-writing to exami