Citations must be provided, even for paraphrased information. Present your perspective on the political issue. Think critically about the topic discussed in the articles and clearly express your thoughts about it in writing. Consider eight standards for critical thinking (Paul and Elder, 2103): clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, and fairness. Ask questions, such as How can I validate the accuracy of my statement? How is this information relevant? How does my conclusion address the complexities of the issue? What is another interpretation or viewpoint of the issue? Does my conclusion follow from the data and/or statements I have provided?