Journal Week 2

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Critical Reasoning

Journal Week 2

Important Idea

· Considering only the Introduction to Chapter 5, in terms of developing critical thinking and reasoning, what do you consider is the most valuable and important idea in that section? How do unspoken assumptions, context, irony, sarcasm, wit, and humor factor into making complete and accurate argument maps? (Facione & Gittens, 2016). I think that this idea is very important due to how each different form of communication can add to the argument by completing a thought or causing the topic to be looked at deeper and more context is added to the map.

Critical Thinking

· In Chapter 5, the section “Making Arguments” states: “In some ways applying our core critical thinking skills to analysis can be more difficult than offering an evaluative opinion. Analysis, like interpretation, is understanding at a deep level (p. 89)”

· What concepts discussed in Chapter 4 might make analysis of a statement difficult – and why? Interpretation, context, and purpose. These 3 topics will make the analysis of a statement very difficult due to the ideas of these topics. When you interpret a statement you are trying to find the purpose and context of the statement and doing that hinders the ability to analyze the statement.





· I believe that a person’s name can give insight into their personality.

· Why do you believe that? When parents choose a child’s name their own personalities often impact the name they choose.

· Similarly, these same parents raise their child and their own personality traits flow over into who their child becomes as he/she matures.

· Therefore there is a correlation between the types of parents that name their child a certain name and the fact that people with certain names seem to have similar traits to one another.

· What is your “evidence”? People in society have created certain stereotypes surrounding names they believe to hold those specific personality traits. Have you ever heard someone say, “You seem like a Sarah?” This kind of observation would not exist if enough people with the same names did not exhibit inherent personality traits.

References Facione, P. A., & Gittens, C. A. (2016). Think critically. Retrieved from!/4/4@0.00:50.1