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MASTERPIECE2020

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving/ Comparison of Editorials

In this assignment, you will identify and explore your intuitive critical-thinking strategies. It is the starting point to developing the skills to analyze information critically.

Research methods of identifying strong and weak arguments using your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources. Be sure to cover the following:

•Identify premises and conclusions

•Discuss whether or not an inference is warranted

•Determine whether arguments utilize inductive or deductive reasoning

 

These pairs of articles focus on the subject of Osama Bin Laden’s death and the alleged implications his death are expected to have on matters of future Al Qaeda activity and international safety.

Set A

•Clarke, R. A. (2011, May 3). Bin Laden’s dead. Al Qaeda’s not [Op-Ed]. The New York Times, p. A.23. (ProQuest Document ID 864311946).

http://search.proquest.com.libproxy.edmc.edu/docview/864311946/abstract?source=fedsrch&accountid=34899

•Soufan, A. H. (2011, May 3). The end of the Jihadist dream [Op-Ed]. The New York Times, p. A.23. (ProQuest Document ID 864311556). Retrieved fromhttp://www.thecampuscommon.com/library/ezproxy/ticketdemocs.asp?sch=auo&turl=http://search.proquest.com/docview/864311556

Set B

•Clarke, R. A. (2011, May 3). Bin Laden’s dead. Al Qaeda’s not [Op-Ed]. The New York Times, p. A.23. (ProQuest Document ID 864311946).

http://search.proquest.com.libproxy.edmc.edu/docview/864311946/abstract?source=fedsrch&accountid=34899

•Nocera, J. (2011, May 3). 4 questions he leaves behind [Op-Ed]. The New York Times, p. A.23. (ProQuest Document ID 864311864).

http://search.proquest.com.libproxy.edmc.edu/docview/864311864/abstract?source=fedsrch&accountid=34899

Respond to the following:

•Identify and explain the strongest argument in each article.

Or

•Identify and explain the weakest argument in each article.

Give reasons and examples from your research in support of your response.

Your initial response should be about 300–400 words in length, with at least one reference cited in APA format.