APPLYING THE CRITICAL THINKING MODEL
Rubric for the Critical Thinking Application Paper
Applied Ethics/St. Petersburg College
NOTE: Chapter 4 “Critical Thinking” in your textbook has a detailed explanation of the critical thinking model and how to apply it.
1. Identification (10 points possible)
You have been given a central ethical issue to use throughout the paper – What should Augustine do ?
In this section you must identify as many OTHER ethical issues, questions, or problems as you can find in the scenario. Distinguish the central issue from the others you identified. Use details and examples to explain your response. Be sure to use the central issue - What should Augustine do ?-as the central issue - throughout the rest of this paper.
Rubric: The following is a rubric. A rubric tells you how you will be graded for this assignment. For example, in this section you can earn 8-10 points for identifying ethical ideas or issues with numerous supporting details and examples which are organized logically and coherently.
| 10-8 points | 7-5 points | 4-3 points | 2-1 point(s) | 0 points | |Identifies the ethical ideas or |Identifies the ethical ideas or |Identifies the ethical ideas or |Identifies the ethical ideas|Does not identify the main| |issues with numerous supporting |issues with some supporting details |issues with few details or examples|or issues poorly with few or|idea or issue and/or | |details and examples which are |and examples in an organized manner |in a somewhat organized manner |no details with little |includes no other ethical | |organized logically and coherently| | |organization |issues. | | | | | | |
2. Research (10 points possible)
Gather information relevant to the central ethical issue. Use a minimum of three outside sources to gain a better understanding of the issue and potential solutions/options. Explain relevance of information found. (Your instructor will provide specific details regarding appropriate sources and citation format. You can also check with a college librarian for help with research and citations.)
| 10-8 points | 7-5 points | 4-3 points | 2-1 point(s) | 0 points | |Insightfully relates concepts and |Accurately relates concepts and |Inaccurately or incompletely |Poorly integrates |Does not identify new | |ideas from multiple sources; uses |ideas from multiple sources; uses |relates concepts and ideas from |information from more than |information | |new information to better define |new information to better define |multiple sources; shallow |one source to support final | | |issue and identify options; |issue and identify options; |determination of effect of new |solution; Incorrectly | | |recognizes missing information; |correctly identifies potential |information; or limited sources |predicts the effect of new | | |correctly identifies potential |effects of new information | |information | | |effects of new information | | | | |
1. Analysis (15 points)
Compare and contrast available solution/ options relevant to the central ethical issue. Using logical (inductive or deductive) moral...
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