Assessment Part A: Critically Evaluating an Argument
Build your mindmap.
Arts and Sciences (Advantage): Lots of flexibility in career choices: Logically Sound Arts and Sciences (Disadvantage): Leads to a career in food service - 'Do you want fries with that?': Irrational Appeal Education (Advantage): The best way to make a difference in the world: Oversimplifying Education (Disadvantage): Guaranteed low paying job: Either/Or Thinking Nursing (Advantage): People always will need nurses: Oversimplifying Nursing (Disadvantage): Too much schooling (according to Theo, the Law student): Double Standard Information Systems and Technology (Advantage): No other degree concentration is as innovative (according to Grace): Overgeneralization Information Systems and Technology (Disadvantage): Too limited in scope for much advancement in business situation (according to Ritesh): Avoiding the Issue Business (Advantage): Infinite career options (according to Ritesh): Double Standard Business (Disadvantage): Boring work, stuck behind a desk all day: Overgeneralization Health and Human Services (Advantage): All the benefits of Arts and Sciences, but vastly more focused and relevant: Logically Sound Health and Human Services (Disadvantage): Job options are all in very un-creative fields.: Irrational Appeal
Assessment Part B: Articulating the Steps Involved in Evaluating an Argument Write out the two most compelling arguments you heard that affected your decision. Next, list one that you heard that had a big logical error in it, but which you still thought was important. The two most compelling arguments I heard that affected my decision were that every company needs IT people and there would be a multitude of opportunities. The one argument that I heard that had a big logical error in it, but which I still thought was important was that an IT degree was too limited in scope...