PHIL110 Central Texas College Knowing what You Know Now Discussion

PHIL110 Central Texas College Knowing what You Know Now Discussion

What is Knowing what you know now?

Why should you care about critical thinking?

Why should you think about audience and purpose?

What steps should you take gathering information?

What steps should you take in evaluating your information sources?

How will the critical thinking in your field compare with that in another?

What does a good argument look like?

What do logical fallacies look like? Why are they harmful?

What does critical thinking have to do with visual elements, charts, and graphs?

How can you incorporate visual elements into your argument?

What have you learned about critical thinking?

How will you apply that learning?

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.