BCOM275 Week 1 Individual Assignment Exercise 1.1
BCOM275 Week 1 Individual Assignment Exercise 1.1
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Business Communication and Critical Thinking 1 Chapter One Exercise xxxxxx University of Phoenix BCOM275 Business Communication and Critical Thinking 2 Exercise 11 Answer the questions based on your reading of Chapter 1 including he boxes 1 WNQP PP P 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 What is an argument A two part structure of claims one part of which the premise or premises is given as the reason for thinking The other part is the conclusions meaning the argument is true T or F A claim is what you use to state an opinion or belief True T or F Critical thinking involves attacking other people True T or F Whether a passage contains an argument depends on how long it is True T or F When a claim has been questions an issue has been raised True Do all arguments have premises Yes cogent arguments have true premises Do all arguments have conclusions Yes otherwise there is no agreement or purpose T or F If it is impossible for the premises of an argument to be true without the conclusion also being true the argument is deductively valid True T or F The more support the premises of an argument provides for its conclusion the stronger the argument If the premise being true means that probably the conclusion is true the argument is inductively strong True Can a conclusion be implied or must it always be explicitly stated Yes a conclusion can be implied For example People carry guns Explicitly In Michigan the law states people are not to carry guns unless licensed Explain the connection between an argument and an issue They both involve some sort of statement and evaluate an issue In addition they agree to disagree provide a reason and a conclusion T or F Miller Lite taste great is a value judgment True Are all value judgments about matter of taste No there are different varieties because we evaluate things on different kinds of scales T or F All value judgments are equally subjective True T or F Only claims subject to scientific testing are worth discussing False T or F All arguments are used to try to persuade someone or something True T or F All attempts to persuade someone of something are arguments False T or F Whenever a claim is called into question an issue has been raised True T or F Moral value judgments might all be true False T or False Sometimes we transfer a favorable or unfavorable opinion of a speaker to what the speaker says True T or F Explanations and arguments serve the same purpose False Therefore and consequently are conclusion indicators True 23 24 25 Business Communication and Critical Thinking 3 T or F Rhetorical or emotional force refers to the emotional content or associations of a word phrase True T or F The rhetorical force of language can get in the way of clear and critical thinking True T or False We should not try to put our own position on any issue in the most favorable light True I experienced a meaningful misunderstanding with my coworker Her title is Quality Control Manger When I first started she would always report everything I did to the bosses This was expected but she nick picked She wanted things to be done her way when suggestion to move the clinic forward where never accepted The billing company that we worked with did not understand her batch that she sent over for processing one day The company said they complained about her work but to their avail nothing had been done I told them I did not know what had happened but would work to resolve the issue I fixed all of the errors and they were happy and reported this to the partners The next thing I knew I was being called in to the office saying I was trying to throw my co worker under the bus This was the first time I had ever heard this term and did not know what it meant My boss said the fact that I did not know what it meant troubled him I work as an honest person I told him and was acting as a team player I never said anything I just fixed the problem The partners thought I was trying to make myself look good and my coworker look bad What a terrible misunderstanding that was Another issue involved my boss She asked to send out an email to the entire staff advising of a theft in the office of coffee creamer She then told me that I was responsible for reimbursing the doctor because I am to look out for the supplies I told her I never even say the creamers and was only told they were placed in the office Perhaps the cleaning crew removed them Then she yelled and screamed at me stating I never sent the email because she did not receive a copy After repaying the doctor the money and showing her when and where she received the email the creamer was found The doctor called and stated she left it at her other office Talk about a big misunderstanding
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