Logic and Critical Thinking
Textbooks and Resources
by Brooke Noel Moore and Richard Parker
2015 McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Chapter 4 – Credibility
Chapter 5 – Rhetoric, the Art of Persuasion
Question #1 (about half page)
List as many relevant (and maybe irrelevant) factors as you can think of that people often mistake for signs of another person’s truthfulness. Perhaps you can tell a story about a notable example. Here is a starter example: the firmness of somebody’s handshake as a sign of their truthfulness.
Euphemisms and Dysphemisms (graded)
Question #2(about half page)
Report an example of a euphemism or dysphemism that you have come across.
Discuss when it is and is not appropriate to use such veiled language. Common subjects for which people use euphemisms are death, physical appearance, and commercials. Common subjects for which people use dysphemisms are politics and news reports.
2. Project background (250 words): Your project description should describe the project and its context – what organisation is the project owner/sponsor, what this organisation does, why the project is being done, where it is located, etc. The description should contain enough detail for the reader to understand the nature and objectives of the project and its sponsor.
3. Critical analysis of the management of your chosen project (2000-3000 words): Using the PMBOK knowledge areas as a framework, write a critical analysis of how your project is being managed (or was managed if it has been completed). Write a section on each of the PMBOK knowledge areas.
4. Conclusions (250 words): Summarise your findings from the analysis of the management of your chosen project. What did you find out? Are the project management practices consistent with recognised theory? What issues are important and are of significance to project outcomes? What are the strengths and its weaknesses of the project management practices?
5. Recommendations (250 words): What are your recommendations flowing from this analysis of the management of your project? What changes should be made for better management of this project (or similar future projects)? Address the shortcomings identified in the conclusions.
List of references: Provide a complete list of references providing full details of all citations used in the body of the assignment. This must be in Harvard AGPS6 format.
Appendices: Attach any appendices that support your analysis. They should be numbered sequentially in the order in which they appear (Appendix 1, Appendix 2, etc.).