Communicating with Others was an interesting topic because it demonstrated that communication can be interrupted even if you say what you want to say but if there is a distracting noise of some sort the message can become distorted or missed. I learned how to effectively communicate with others.
I can understand the claim and look over specific details and keep reading them until I can argue for or against the claim or both and put my personal feelings aside.
Things to remember when trying to identify a claim.
Critical Thinking is so vital I was amazed to learn that it starts after 21. I think back when I was 21 and I thought I was using my critical thinking skills but in actuality I was not. I can say that at 25. In addition we learned about our Instrumental and Terminal values.
Reordering these values was an interesting assignment too, because you had to put things in perspective. This was all about you and who you are, so I learned a lot about me during this exercise.
These set of values were really a look at your personal views as well as the way you view the world.
I learned a few interesting things in this class, I am a better debater due to the discussions and arguments we have had to debate. One of the most resourceful tools I have received from this class is the ability to communicate effectively and use my critical thinking skills at all times.
Thank you Instructor Marteney. Your class is great!
Do you need to take Speech 104?<br />Here is What I learned <br />
Communicating With Others<br />Understanding The Claim<br />Identifying The Claim<br />Critical Thinking<br />Interesting Topics<br />
Yes, noise can be both physical or psychological disruptions<br />The receiver controls the time, place and content of the message. <br />You professor absolutely believes in the existence of Truth. But, sadly, your professor does not know what it is or how to scientifically discover it.<br />Communicating with others<br />
The foundation for all argument is the claim.<br />Claims represent both the starting point and the ending point of an argument.<br />Claims represent the substance of an argument.<br />Understanding the claim<br />
When you see the words, should or ought, then you are looking at a claim of Policy.<br />A claim states a specific position.<br />Identifying the claim<br />
In critical thinking we would never claim to have absolute knowledge of Truth.<br />The challenge of being a critical thinker is knowing you will never be 100% sure of anything.<br />Critical Thinking begins in the late 20’s.<br />Critical thinking<br />
1. AN EXCITING LIFE (a stimulating, active life) <br />2. A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT (lasting contribution) <br />3. A COMFORTABLE LIFE (a prosperous life) <br />4. A WORLD AT PEACE (free of war and conflict) <br />5. A WORLD OF BEAUTY (beauty of nature and the arts) <br />6. EQUALITY (brotherhood, equal opportunity for all) <br />7. FAMILY SECURITY (taking care of loved ones) <br />8. FREEDOM (independence, free choice) <br />9. HAPPINESS (contentedness) <br />10. INNER HARMONY (freedom from inner conflict) <br />11. MATURE LOVE (sexual and spiritual intimacy) <br />12. SECURITY (protection from attack) <br />13. PLEASURE (an enjoyable, leisurely life) <br />14. SALVATION (saved, eternal life) <br />15. SELF-RESPECT (self-esteem) <br />16. SOCIAL RECOGNITION (respect, admiration) <br />17. TRUE FRIENDSHIP (close companionship) <br />18. WISDOM (a mature understanding of life<br />Terminal values<br />
My views are very Conservative<br />How to argue each side <br />Give supporting facts not my opinion when arguing.<br />Pay attention to details of claims and arguments, to be effective. <br />What I Learned<br />
In Speech 104 I have learned a lot about me and who I am.<br />My Name Is Tenika Cole<br />