#1: Describe, identify and explain two or more different philosophical positions and the relevant philosophical concepts. #2: Apply critical thinking skills by analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of philosophical positions or theories and by writing a clear and coherent essay. #3: Create an informed personal response to a philosophical issue by developing and defending a personal opinion to the selected philosophical problem. As I grade, I will ask myself, Did you develop a personal opinion? How well did you defend why you believe what you believe? Have you explained a rational, but opposing view? Have you explained the assumptions behind your position (and that of the opposing view)? And how your position impacts your life and society?