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Thinking Critically At NC A&T SU

A guide to resources that support the five learning outcomes of NC A&T's QEP.

Explanation of Student Learning Outcome 1

The student will analyze critical thought, using the following criteria: clarity, precision, accuracy, relevance, significance, fairness, logic, depth, and breadth, evidentiary support, probability, predictive or explanatory power (National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking, 2009):


Enabling Objectives for Outcome 1

1.1 The student will create arguments that are comprehensively described and well understood. The student will apply the same criteria to the arguments of others.

    (VALUE Critical Thinking Rubric – Explanation of issues)

1.2 The student will systematically analyze arguments of self and others taking into account the context in which arguments are made.

   (VALUE Critical Thinking Rubric Influence of context and assumptions)

 Skills to be taught in the freshman/sophomore courses:

Diagram arguments.

Develop arguments.

Judge one’s own and others’ arguments (arguments are clear, precise,

   accurate, relevant, significant, fair, logical, and in-depth).

Resources for Students

Resources for Faculty