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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 5

The student will demonstrate critical thinking skills through effective written and oral communication both within and across disciplines.


Enabling Objective for Outcome 5:

5. 1 The student will provide spoken arguments such that his or her argument is persuasive; organized; reaches valid conclusions, decisions, and problem solutions; uses language correctly; is confident; and supports argument with statistics or source material.

            (VALUE Oral Communication Rubric)

5.2 The student will write clear arguments, conclusions, decisions, or problem solutions; that are persuasive, considers context and purpose; is written within the conventions of the discipline; uses valid sources; and uses correct grammar, mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling, word usage, and vocabulary.

            (VALUE Written Communication Rubric)


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

Use writing and reading skills to effectively communicate an argument.

Use speaking skills to effectively communicate an argument.

Resources for Students

Resources for Faculty