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Information Studies - Week 7


Please write very short answers--summaries--for each question. Write them up on a word processor. Then highlight them, copy them (CTRL+C) and paste them (CTRL+V) into the body of an email and send it to me. Be sure to identify which week's quiz you are taking. Thank you... colby

1. What is the first step in having a clear philosophy of life?

2. What should your thinking process DO for your life?

3. Choose and list the three most important characteristics of critical thinking.

4. What is the cardinal rule of the Information Age?

5. Summarize how you would evaluate the quality of a Web site.

6. What is a domain extension and what can it tell you about a Web site?

7. Explain the five steps of the scientific method.

8. Define critical thinking. How is it related to objectivity?

9. What does Dr. Seuss mean by recommending that you "spit out the hot air" and "be careful what you swallow?"

10. Explain ethnocentricity and why it is considered a thinking fallacy.

11. Choose one other thinking fallacy (like slippery slope, for instance) and explain it.

12. Choose what YOU consider are the two most important strategies for critical thinking. Explain.

13. When being critical in your thinking, what is the most important thing to keep in mind? Why?

14. What is "social Darwinism"?

15. Why is Out of Control, by Zbigniew Brzezinski, a good example of the need for critical thinking?

16. What is self-deception? Why is it a problem?

17. What is debunking? How is it related to critical thinking? What is typically debunked?

18. Give one reason (from the article) why bread or the smell of it baking is a health hazard. Explain why this is fallacious reasoning.

19. In the Library of Congress Classification System, what subject area is contained in the letter "J"?

20. Please send in your assignment by email. It doesn't have to come in the same email as this quiz. In fact, it might be less confusing for me if you send it separately. Thanks...

Also, don't forget to do the assignment on library classification systems

Please send comments to: Colby Glass, MLIS

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