This assignment will showcase your critical thinking skills related to inductive and deductive reasoning. Please be sure to follow all of the assignment guidelines, which your instructor will give to you in class or list below.
For this assignment, you will find three historically important arguments in the Student Resources folder, Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”, an address by Abraham Lincoln, and an essay by Emerson. You are given the option of choosing one of these historical documents and then reading it carefully.
Once you have chose and read your document, I want you to write a short summary of the argument of the piece and answer the following question: Is the argument inductive or deductive? Defend your choice with specific references to the article.
PLEASE NOTE: This assignment is neither asking neither for just a summary of the articles NOR your perspective on this issue. Instead, in this assignment and many others, you will be doing an analysis of a particular article using the ideas and criteria specified by the assignment.
Criteria for Success
These assignments are designed to give you an opportunity to practice as well as demonstrate the fundamental skills a critical thinker needs. It is not enough to simply meet the minimum word requirement. In order to excel in this assignment, you should
1, Knowledgeably employ the terms and ideas in the class materials and apply them to your given topic.
2. Skillfully and specifically analyze your given object of investigation.
For this assignment, you should not need to consult or utilize any outside sources. If you feel compelled to make reference to outside sources or other people’s words or ideas, you need to cite them using APA citation, or you may be committing plagiarism. (Please see APA information provided by your library, or contact either me or the librarian if you need clarification on APA citation).
Your assignment should be a minimum of 500 words (not including headers, references or other items not part of the main assignment text) and should be formatted according to APA specifications.