Apply Critical Thinking
In this project, you will address a case study that intentionally does not give you enough detail for you to quickly resolve the issue. This is meant to enable you to use the processes of critical thinking to reach conclusions. Given the gaps in information provided to you, you will identify what you know, what you donâ€™t know, and what questions you need to ask as you start your investigation of the facts of the case. The process is designed to encourage clear thinking and to help you to identify potential cognitive traps that could derail well-reasoned conclusions. There are six steps that will lead you through this project. Most steps of this project should take no more than two hours to complete. Begin by watching the video above, which introduces the project you will be doing as it might occur in the workplace, and then continue with Step 1: Prepare to Think Critically.Develop Well-Reasoned ConclusionsYou considered alternative viewpoints in the last step. Now youâ€™re ready to develop your personal conclusions and suggest remedies so that your boss is well-equipped to brief her leadership about the situation.Remember, you may need to consult outside references but this is not a research paper. It is more investigative in nature about the facts of the case. Please cite outside sources carefully.Outline your argument and draft Section 5: Conclusions and Recommendations, the final sections. Your boss is expecting to receive a concise, focused paper to prepare her for further meetings. Stay to the main points, although you may have more facts to answer any questions. When you submit your project, your work will be evaluated using the competencies listed below. You can use the list below to self-check your work before submission. 1.1: Organize document or presentation clearly in a manner that promotes understanding and meets the requirements of the assignment. 1.2: Develop coherent paragraphs or points so that each is internally unified and so that each functions as part of the whole document or presentation. 1.3: Provide sufficient, correctly cited support that substantiates the writerâ€™s ideas. 1.4: Tailor communications to the audience. 1.5: Use sentence structure appropriate to the task, message and audience. 1.6: Follow conventions of Standard Written English. 2.1: Identify and clearly explain the issue, question, or problem under critical consideration. 2.2: Locate and access sufficient information to investigate the issue or problem. 2.4: Consider and analyze information in context to the issue or problem. 2.5: Develop well-reasoned ideas, conclusions or decisions, checking them against relevant criteria and benchmarks.