Virtually all of academia evaluates student ability based on the ability to think critically and coherently. For this reason, more and more evaluations, both in academic and professional settings, have moved to open response questions that require students or prospective employees to provide answers in the form of a rationale. Yet, even a strong rationale is not sufficient to answer an open essay response question. In order to fulfill this task competently, a more complex and ample form of communication is needed; namely, an argument structure. Thus, mastery of the argument structure is of the utmost importance to high school and college/university students.
• Common Core State Standards and Smarter, Balanced Assessment Consortium
• AP Open (free) Response Questions
• SAT/ACT College Entrance Exams
• College/University Entrance Exams and Placement Tests
• English courses
• Communications courses
• Philosophy courses
• Political-Science courses
• Career interviews and evaluations
Leading students down a path of seventeen transcendent steps of enlightened thinking and effective communication, Alan Hidalgo compels young adults to determine reality and the meritable responses available to reality based on the most valid information accessible, the most reliable philosophical truths, the most lucid forms of thinking, the highest forms of moral reasoning, and the most effective means of communication in spoken and written discourse.