Critical Thinking Journals, English 111, Fall 2015,
Prof. R. Dollieslager

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Critical thinking journal entry #1: Heraclitus of Ephesus wrote, “Opposition brings concord: Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.” Write about 250-300 words for your critical thinking journal in which you, (1) in just a few sentences paraphrased from your source, describe who he is and how the quote reflects his own life and experiences, (2) explain what the quote means, and (3) give a specific and concrete example of this truth from your own experience or your own observation. (2 points)

Critical thinking journal entry #2: Paulo Coelho has written, “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” Write about 250-300 words for your critical thinking journal in which you, (1) in just a few sentences paraphrased from your source, describe who he is and how the quote reflects his own life and experiences, (2) explain what the quote means, and (3) give a specific and concrete example of this truth from your own experience or your own observation. (2 points)

Critical thinking journal entry #3: William Penn said, "Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it." Write about 250-300 words for your critical thinking journal in which you, (1) in just a few sentences paraphrased from your source, describe who he is, (2) explain what the quote means, and (3) give a specific and concrete example of this truth from your own experience or your own observation. (2 points)


Mid-Term Exam: Revising, editing, documenting, and posting the Critical Thinking Journals

Instructions: Notwithstanding the very lenient grades I have marked on the individual Critical Thinking Journal entries to date, revise and improve your journals to prepare them to post in BlackBoard for the class to access.


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