EDIS STUDY GUIDE Part I - -Turning a negative statement...

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EDIS STUDY GUIDE Part I CRITICAL THINKING RICHARD PAUL AND LINDA ELDER CHAPTER 7 Reading 1. Describe the characteristics of the best kind of thinker: -knows difference between “style” and “substance” -knows when something is worth writing about -know that the best information comes from books and written materials 2. What are the two main goals of chapter 7? -to become a close reader and substantive writer 3. Describe the relationship between reading and writing: -A deficient writer will not be able to read closely and might not be able to identify main ideas clearly and also may have trouble forming main concepts. 4. What are the requirements for translating an author’s intended meaning? -Analysis, evaluation, and creativity -Putting the author’s words into words that make sense to you without losing the author’s intended meaning -Ability to think in terms of someone else’s point of view instead of just their own 5. What is a common mistake the readers make when translating?
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Unformatted text preview: -Turning a negative statement into a positive-Somehow losing the original meaning by distorting or violating author’s meaning 6. What does an impressionistic reader often do?-Doesn’t read critically-Wanders in reading process and thoughts-Doesn’t recognize how undisciplined he/she is-Reading knowledge becomes mixed with prejudice, myths, biases, and stereotypes. 7. What does a reflective mind do?-thinks about what it is reading-checks itself-put sentences into own words-Come to an understanding about meaning of text before judging-Don’t dismiss ideas just because of disagreement 8. Explain why reading can be compared to repairing a car engine:-You would expect to know how to use the tools, know what parts are needed, and have training before taking on the project of repairing an engine. The same goes for reading. You must know how to read in order to be a good reader....
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