PHI103 Week 1 Journal

Week 1 – Journal

Critical ThinkingPlease read the instructions below for information on how to complete this assignment. 

Journal
Watch the following required videos for the week:
This is Water by David Foster Wallace-  https://dotsub.com/view/6b8cc93f-3b53-486b-a1ce-025ffe6c9c52 Examined Life: Cornel West on Truth-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfD3X3f5C_w The Allegory of the Cave – Plato-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTWwY8Ok5I0 Stephen Brookfield Critical Thinking-  https://vimeo.com/65688214 Credibility: Critical Thinking-  https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=49814&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref= Dove – Evolution Commercial-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hibyAJOSW8U&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17j5QzF3kqE
Reflect back on your completion of the “Critical Thinking Quiz” activity at the beginning of the week. How did you feel about your knowledge of the topics that were covered in the quiz? Having taken the quiz and watched the videos, please explain what you think this course will be about. What are your goals for changing your critical thinking and reasoning skills as a result of what you learn in this course?

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Carefully review the  Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entries.

Late Policy: Written assignments (essays, journals, presentations) are due on the specified days in the course. Written assignments will be subject to a late penalty of up to 10% per day up to three days late. If written assignments are submitted after 72 hours past the due date, instructors can give a penalty up to and including a grade of 0 for the assignment.   PHI103.W1J1.12.2013Description:

Total Possible Score: 2.00 ContentTotal: 1.50

Distinguished – Responds with a thorough reflection that is related to all aspects of the journal prompt. Applies professional, personal, relevant prior knowledge, and/or other real-world experiences in a manner that is rich in thought and provides valuable insight into the topic. Analyzes preconceptions and biases by deconstructing elements of personal assumptions and synthesizes own awareness using new modes of thinking.

Proficient – Responds with a reflection that is related to almost all aspects of the journal prompt. Applies professional, personal, or other real-world experiences in a manner that provides valuable insight into the topic. Provides a limited analysis of preconceptions and biases and somewhat synthesizes own awareness using new modes of thinking.

Basic – Responds with a reflection that is related to most aspects of the journal prompt. Applies professional, personal, or other real-world experiences in a manner that provides limited insight into the topic but may not be wholly relevant to the journal prompt. Demonstrates self-reflection by identifying preconceptions or biases compared to new modes of thinking.

Below Expectations – Responds with a reflection that is related to some aspects of the journal prompt. Attempts to apply professional, personal, or other real-world experiences, but their relevance to the journal prompt is unclear. Self-reflection is vague and/or fails to relate to preconceptions or biases and new modes of thinking.

Non-Performance – The journal is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions. 
CoherenceTotal: 0.30

Distinguished – Effectively communicates ideas or points in a logical and organized manner. Reflections are sophisticated and formulate wholly appropriate and pertinent connections between the journal topic and relevant prior knowledge.

Proficient – Communicates ideas or points in a manner that is mostly logical and organized. Reflections formulate appropriate connections between the journal topic and relevant prior knowledge.

Basic – Communicates ideas or points in a manner that demonstrates a limited understanding of content organization. Attempts to reflect upon journal topic, but the connections between the journal topic and prior knowledge are vague.

Below Expectations – Attempts to communicate ideas or points; however, the content organization is extremely limited. Fails to provide a reflection that connects the journal topic to prior knowledge.

Non-Performance – The journal is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions. 
MechanicsTotal: 0.20

Distinguished – Journal contains no errors related to grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.

Proficient – Journal contains only a few minor errors related to grammar, spelling, and sentence structure, but they do not distract the reader from the content.

Basic – Journal contains a few errors related to grammar, spelling, and sentence structure, which slightly distract the reader from the content.

Below Expectations – Journal contains major errors related to grammar, spelling, and sentence structure, which distract the reader from the content.

Non-Performance – The journal is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.