Critical Thinking Paper Instructions
In preparation for the Critical Thinking Paper and by completing your textbook readings you will be equipped to respond by objectively compiling information from a variety of sources to compose a Critical Thinking Paper; applying critical thinking strategies; identifying informal logical fallacies commonly used in argumentation; defining the term worldview; identifying components of a biblical/Christian worldview; and employing strategies to communicate the Christian gospel to a person from a non-Christian worldview (Syllabus MLOs: A, B, E and Module 6 LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Before you begin writing your paper, you should first consider which formatting style you will be using. In this course, you are allowed to choose the one that you are more familiar with, or the one that will ultimately be the style most often used within your major.
This is a research paper, not a Discussion Board Forum, so it is required that your paper will be formatted and cited using one of the following styles: current APA, MLA, or Turabian.
1. Cover page – This is the first page to be included in your paper (based on the formatting style that you will be using, see the sample papers in Blackboard).a. APA: For this course, a Summary or Abstract is not required.
b. MLA: This format does not require a title page, but does have a specific format for student information.
2. Content pages – These pages will contain your content and fulfill the requirements as listed below.a. Be sure to complete the minimum word count (500–1,000 words).
i. Do NOT include the question as part of your word count Use only your answers.
ii. Direct quotations must be short and limited.
iii. Include your word count at the bottom of the paper.
iv. NOTE: Submissions totalingfewer than 250 words will not receive credit.
b. Quotations and material used from other sources must be cited using current APA, MLA or Turabian. You must include in-text citations and a Bibliography/Reference or Works Cited page.
c. Check your work for spelling and grammatical errors.
d. Be sure to do your own work, do not plagiarize.
3. Bibliography/References/Works Cited pagea. In addition to the in-text citations, a Bibliography/Reference or Works Cited page must be included.
b. A minimum of 3 different sources is required.