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Critical Thinking Class: Grading Policies

By Richard Paul

The Goal of the Portfolio is to
Amass Evidence of Critical Thinking Ability


"Evidence" is something that makes something else "evident". The key question is, "What specifically does your writing make evident?"

FOR EXAMPLE:

When you write sentences that can be interpreted in many different ways, you make evident that you are thinking in a vague way.

When you do not give concrete examples and illustrations to make your point clear, you make evident that you do not know how to clarify your thought.

When you do not make clear-with appropriate transitional words and critical vocabulary-the logical relations between the sentences you write, you make evident ......

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