your article and annotate it .
As you read it, you should interact
with your article! (Examples
Talk back and respond with passion. Ask critical
questions as you read.(Write them down,
so you won't forget!)
section if you did not understand it. Look up words
you do not understand.
on the diagrams. Think
about what you are reading and how it affects your life.
(You will turn in your article showing
me that you did this.)
Science Concepts. Connect the article
to physical science concepts
in your textbook .
Draw diagrams of 5
basic physical science concepts to
demonstrate your understanding. Start from a basic
physical science concept and develop that concept toward
the more complex understanding developed in the article
that you read. Example look
here ---> I
(10 points each, 50
Thinking Skills Analysis. Find
two specific examples
in the article that
demonstrate how the reader uses the first
thinking abilities. Explain your examples.
Ideal critical thinkers (you the reader) have
the ability to
1. identify the focus: the issue, question, or conclusion
provided by the author. (8 pts.)
2. analyze arguments given by the author.
3. ask and answer questions of clarification and/or challenge
the author. (8
4. define terms, judge definitions, and deal with equivocation
provided by the author. (8
5. identify unstated assumptions used by the author.
(10 different examples at 4
pts for each example, 40
(not a detailed summary) and distinctive take
on what you have read and learned. (10 pts)
references from the article to your textbook .
. .you can do this by using cited page references, quotes or outside resources.
Demonstrate your Critical
Thinking Skills. (10 pts)
React to, comment on, or
make connections to
what you read and learned in the article. (10
(. . .at least, four
pages, 40 points)
about what you are writing.
Do not write
a sentence that does not demonstrate your understanding.
Using a word processor is acceptable. Diagrams must be
drawn by you, not imported.
Each section should be separate
from the other sections.
Please be neat and organized. Points will be taken off
Manuscript Order: Article, Physical
Science Concepts, Critical Thinking Skills Analysis, Reaction
How about putting the Final Paper into a flat
binder, one that will not fall apart.
Your mission is to demonstrate your science knowledge
and critical thinking skills in a competent and organized
manner. (. . .and to get 150 points)
I will grade your paper utilizing the 'no harm no foul method'.