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Rationality - Freshman Essays


CASIMIR: I’m going backwards. This is from Lesson One work that I missed but can still turn in. It’s on: Rationality and the Normative/Descriptive Distinction (Page 3 in Blackwell Handbook). I would need to turn this in by Thursday – 15 Feb.

The critical summary is a 2 page (double spaced) maximum 3 page assignment. You will spend approximately 1 to 1.5 pages giving a succinct summary of the main point or argument of the reading, with an emphasis on explaining aspects of the reading most relevant to your own critical
engagement. For the second 1 to 1.5 pages (approximately) you with offer your own critical engagement with the text. This may take many forms. For example: criticizing an aspect of the author’s argument; bringing in new lines of support for the authors position; raising and addressing important but unaddressed questions arising from the article; applying ideas or concepts from the text in a different context; considering how some ideas in the text may complement or conflict with ideas in other relevant texts related to the subject domain.