There are two main goals for the assignment. The first is to demonstrate your understanding of some of
the terms used in “Critical Thinking”. The second goal is to undertake research with correct referencing.
- Carefully read all of the questions
- Provide answers to all four questions in a word-processed document. Use the marking criteria
for each question as a guide.
- Submit your assignment in the assignment submission tool available in Moodle (Week 7). Late
submissions will be penalised (see SIT105 Unit Outline for further details re late submission).
(Note: The assignment is marked out of 30 marks but is worth 15 marks i.e. 15%)
Question 1 [10 marks]
Choose any two of the following terms. For each of your chosen terms find two sources that provide
information about the term and create a single definition from those sources. Also provide an example
preferably from IT systems development. Each definition with example should be no more than 200
words. (Note: Do not use Wikipedia, blogs or your prescribed text as your source).
- Problems that are puzzles
- Problems with uncertainties
- Problems with a life of their owns
- Problems with many voices
- Problems that bite
The Harvard style of referencing is to be used.
Marking Guide for Question 1
- Appropriate sources selected
- Sources correctly referenced and in Harvard style
- Paraphrasing done well
- Examples provide appropriate information for the chosen terms
Question 2 [10 Marks]
Read the adapted and heavily edited excerpt from the article below and identify all of the statements,
claims and arguments presented.
You should answer this question using a table like the one shown below. Column 1 indicates whether
you have identified a statement, claim or argument. [Note: Only identify a statement as a statement if it
is not a claim or argument].
Column 2 contains the text of that statement, claim or argument. Use the colour-coding as shown in the
table and keep the order of the text in Column 2 the same as the actual text of the article.
Claim She swiftly glued a canary yellow certificate on my windscreen
Issue Did she quickly glue the canary yellow certificate on my windscreen
Statement How you going, mate
My car was on high-beam because there was something wrong with the