Solved by verified expert:I list all the documents here, there are total 8 files. Only 3 writing work, and the other are reading materials.The first discussion due date is 24 hours from now, I post the requirements, which is no,1 and it also come with a response, I will post it later.The writing due date which is no.5 is three days from now.The second due date which is no.6 is four days from now.
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To complete this discussion post, copy/paste the questions below in the
“Reply” box, and answer them each with at least a sentence. You will be
analyzing Colin Kaepernick’s position, as explained in the article from Time.
Step 1: Summarize Kaepernick’s position in 1-2 sentences. (For
this question, focus on his ideas rather than on his actions):
Step 3: Topics
Using the chart on pp. 20 and 21 as a guide, explain each of the following for
Kaepernick’s protest (here you can focus on his actions as well as his ideas).
Step 4: Assumptions
Write a list of this the Kaepernick’s assumptions:
Step 4: Test Kaepernick’s position with critical thinking questions (p.
Is it fair?
What is its purpose?
Is it likely to accomplish its purpose?
What will its effect be?
If it might cause harm, to whom? What kind of harm? Can we weigh the
potential harm against the potential good?
6. Who gains something and who loses something as a result?
7. Are there any compromises that might satisfy different parties?
Step 5: State your point of view on this issue. To help with the wording,
you can use one of the heuristics from p. 17 if it helps: “No, I don’t see it that
way”; “Yes, but”; “Yes, and moreover.” Be sure to expand on the heuristic with
your own words.
Read the following in the textbook Current Issues and
Enduring Questions (CIEQ). I include the section headers so that if you are
using the ebook version, you can find the relevant sections.
Ch. 1, pp. 1-13
o “Thinking Through an Issue: Gay Marriage Licenses”
o “On Flying Spaghetti Monsters”
o “Critical Thinking at Work: From Jottings to a Short Essay”
pp. 16-top 24
o “Generating Ideas: Writing as a Way of Thinking”
o “Confronting Unfamiliar Issues”
o Nina Federoff article and the material that follows it
o “Examining Assumptions”
Ch. 2, pp. 50-54
o “Paraphrase, Patchwriting, and Plagiarism”
o “Strategies for Summarizing”
As you read, look for tools and concepts that you can use as you read and
respond to other authors’ arguments. Specifically, we’ll be using these
concepts in this class:
Critical thinking (obviously!)
Obstacles to critical thinking
Topics: Definition, Comparison, Relationship, Testimony
We will not be using patchwriting, but it’s important you understand what
it is and how to avoid it
Read: Gregory, Sean. “Colin Kaepernick:
The quarterback who upended the NFL
without taking a snap” (click for link)
Now, read this article with the critical thinking skills you just read about in
mind. Read actively: print and annotate the article if you are able to do so.
http://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-2017-colin-kaepernick-runnerup/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Read in CIEQ:
Ch 3, pp. 80-83
o “Persuasion, Argument, Dispute” (from start of chapter)
o “Reason versus Rationalization”
Bottom p. 90-95
o “Premises and Syllogisms”
o “Sound Arguments”
o “A Word About False Premises”
o “A Word About Invalid Syllogisms”
Ch. 9, pp. 335-45
o “Deduction” (start of chapter)
Like discussion posts, writing workshops are chances for you to develop ideas
and try out writing skills. They are, however, a little more formal than
discussion posts. Plan your work ahead of time. Aim for well developed
sentences and paragraphs. Where discussion posts are graded for
completion, writing workshops are graded with specific writing skills in
mind. See the rubric here.
Read this short passage from the Gregory article:
What’s the truer measure of patriotism: standing at attention before a football
game, or asking whether the country is living up to the lyrics of “The StarSpangled Banner,” which salute the “land of the free and the home of the
brave”? When critics lampoon the activism of multimillionaire athletes, labeling
them entitled and ungrateful, are they saying the money players earned
through the sacrifice of time and body disqualifies them from free expression?
Gregory doesn’t provide answers to these questions, but we can think about
this questions using deductive reasoning. You have two choices for this
a) Answer this question: “What’s the truer measure of patriotism: standing at
attention before a football game, or asking whether the country is living up to
the lyrics of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ which salute the ‘land of the free and
the home of the brave’?” Explain the principles that help you answer the
b) Analyze the reasoning described in this question: “When critics lampoon
the activism of multimillionaire athletes, labeling them entitled and ungrateful,
are they saying the money players earned through the sacrifice of time and
body disqualifies them from free expression?” Does Gregory describe the
logic accurately? Does the “lampooning” of multimillionaire athletes make
logical sense? What principles do those critics follow when they lampoon the
In both cases, write in complete, well developed paragraphs. Use the TEAL
model if it helps you. Write 500+ words.
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