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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 4


The student will synthesize findings to show patterns and develop conclusions and develop recommendations to solve both disciplinary and interdisciplinary problems.

 Enabling Objectives for Outcome 4:

4.1 The student acknowledges limitations, considers others’ conclusions on similar issues.

            (VALUE Inquiry and Analysis Rubric – Limitations and implications)

4.2 The student will explain how his or her conclusions, inferences, deductions, insights, and recommendations are logical, based on his or her data analysis.

            (VALUE Inquiry and Analysis Rubric – Conclusions)

4.3 The students will prioritize their insights and recommendations based on data


            (VALUE Critical Thinking Rubric – Conclusions and related outcomes)

Skills to be taught in the sophomore/junior/senior courses:

Identify patterns for use in decision making.

Make decisions and conclusions based on reasoning or analysis.

Know the difference between a decision and the quality of the decision.

Resources for Students

Resources for Faculty