Read the following three situations. Describe what you would do in each situation. Also, integrate two elements of reasoning and two intellectual standards into your writing for each situation to show a textbook understanding of the material behind your responses. Your work should be a minimum of 500 words, and this word count would not include any wording that you might use directly from the three situations listed below.
Do not worry about your answers being right or wrong – you are going to be graded on your connection to the material – not the behavior you would engage in if it happened to you.
When you choose the 2 elements of reasoning and the 2 intellectual standards and describe them for each scenario (listed below), that would make six total elements of reasoning and six total intellectual standards.
The elements of reasoning are purpose, problem, information, concepts, points of view, inferences, assumptions, and implications/consequences.
The intellectual standards are clarity, depth, breadth, precision, fairness, logic, relevance, and accuracy.
Please be sure to label each element of reasoning and each intellectual standard that you discuss!
Situation A: You are deployed in a country. A raid went wrong, and your squad opened fire on several innocent people. Your commander asks you and the rest of the squad to make it look like they opened fire up on you first. How would you respond?
Situation B: As a police officer, you pull someone over. After searching their vehicle, you confiscate several ounces of marijuana. The computer system is down so you cannot chronicle this bust. Your partner tells you that his wife is sick and he could really use that marijuana at home for medicinal purposes to help her with her pain. How would you respond to your partner?
Situation C: As a parent, your child has a first year teacher who gives ridiculously hard assignments. Your kid has a four year scholarship waiting for him if he can pass this last course – even with a C. The last assignment is an assignment that you did your graduate work on – so you know there’s no way a high schooler should be expected to do this assignment – but if your child fails this assignment, they would lose a four year scholarship. Do you actively help them complete the assignment – or let them do it themselves – knowing they can’t do the assignment themselves and the assignment is likely to be poor because it was an inappropriately assigned paper.