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?': Overgeneralization |
Education (Advantage): The best way to make a difference in the world: Overgeneralization |
Education (Disadvantage): Guaranteed low paying job: Overgeneralization |
Nursing (Advantage): People always will need nurses: Overgeneralization |
Nursing (Disadvantage): Too much schooling (according to Theo, the Law student): Irrational Appeal |
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): Logically Sound |
Business (Advantage): Infinite career options (according to Ritesh): Overgeneralization |
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.: Overgeneralization |
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. |
I think that the most compelling argument for arts and sciences was the fact that it gives me alot of career choices. also if I am not happy with that field I would be able to shift into another job rather easily. The worst... [continues]
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