For this critique, you will analyze the 3 worldview examples linked below to see how other successful students have written their final papers. You can really do anything you want with this critique. Basically, I want you to think about how the writers are thinking as they construct their worldviews. Students ask us, “What do you mean by worldview?” For some students this is an entirely new idea and construct. Thus, we are showing you what the final project looks like–the end zone, if you will. We have provided 3 excellent worldview papers from former students–all very different. We want you to read these 3 papers and analyze, think about, critique, agree or disagree, BUT think carefully HOW these students think about their worldviews.
This critique you are going to write is all about the end goal. We are showing you excellent “A” papers from past students. When we started offering this course 8 years ago many students did not even know what a “worldview” is, and they had no idea how to write the final paper.
We then decided to do Critique 1 as an exercise in reading and evaluating the end goal–the final worldview paper. This class is all about the question: “What is a Christian worldview?” For some, this is a personal and academic answer; for others, this is an academic answer only. Notice that the question is “What is A Christian worldview?” not “What is YOUR Christian worldview?” Some students come from a Christian worldview and some do not. We want you to begin framing an answer to this by practicing self-reflection, careful reading, and critical thinking.
Read the examples provided and analyze how they write their papers. And it’s wide open here. You can choose one, or two, or three. You can compare/contrast. You can agree with one, two, or three–but give good reasons and no sermons please. Once again–this is showing you the final and most important assignment here in the beginning to give you concrete ideas as we begin the class.