Thinking Journal Round 3 Submit Assignment
You have done the first two rounds and have gotten some feedback so you should be well on your way. This time or the next you should reflect back, review some of your original posts and see if you are having any shifts in thinking or insights from the process. Be sure to do all 9 parts (see Thinking Journal in Module 1):
Reflect on all of the 9 sections each unit:
Use wasted time – reflect on when you did your best thinking and decision making and when you did your worst. Use some of the prompts in this section of the article to write a reflection for the module (each module is a 3 week period of the class during a regular semester or 1 week in an intersession), and, in the end, write down what could you do to improve next module, then in next module assess how that went.
Choose 2 problems from the module that stand out and follow the analysis in the article for those 2 examples.
In each module choose one of the intellectual standards from the article and then follow the recommendations. If you have used up the list make up some you would like to work on and keep going.
Wow, you’ll already be doing this one, but I will add to #4 in that you should find 2 arguments each module that you encounter, online, in an article, video or other media source, or just in conversation outside of class. Follow the format forargument deconstruction presented later in this module.
Choose one intellectual trait each module and try this out. Once again when you run out of the list in the article add some you want to work on and keep going.
Just a reflection here for the selfish highlights and a reflection on how you might become more like that ideal of a rational person.
Sometime during each module try to redefine the way you see things – or explore looking at something from another point of view and reflect on that process.
During each module notice if your emotions get in the way of being rational and you feel some regrets and reflect on how you want his interaction to go in the future and what steps you might take to achieve this balance . By the way, having too little emotion is also something to be considered, Dr. Spock, and one hint that this is happening is when many people around you indicate frustration at your lack of emotional response.
Monitor your identification with groups and their ideology and look broadly at groups that might include friends, family or colleagues that might have a bigger role than you think in your biases. Take some time each module and question some of the assumptions and biases that being part of these groups may have imposed on your thinking. Can you balance being part of a group and being a free thinking individual?
Once agin is you have questions or would like some feedback on these at any time during the module send them on attached to a message.