Ritical Thinking 205 Week 1 Checkpoint: Taking a position

CheckPoint: Taking a Position

A· Read the Coffee Break comic strip in Appendix B.

A· Address parts A and B in the same post.

Address the following in a 100to 150-word response in part A of the post:

o State the key issue from the comic strip.

o Does Anita suspend judgment before taking a position, or does she immediately take a position on the issue? Explain your answer.

o Does Anita use logic when looking into the issue, or is her position based on a moral value judgment? Explain your answer.

o Does she solve a problem, make a decision, or take action as a result of taking the position she did? Explain your answer.

A· Recall a situation in your life in which you took a position on an issue. The issue could concern a political matter, a family or community topic, or a moral or ethical problem.

Address the following in a 100to 150-word response in part B of the post:

o State the issue, the position you took, and the considerations that helped you determine your position.

o Did you suspend judgment before taking a position, or did you immediately take a position on the issue? Explain your answer.

o Did you use logic when looking into the issue, or was the position you took based on a moral value judgment? Explain your answer.

o Did you solve a problem, make a decision, or take action as a result of taking the position you did? Explain your answer.

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