Chapter 6 - Study and Critical Thinking Skills in College...

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Study and Critical Thinking Skills in College Part One: College: Strategies for Success Chapter 6: Communication Skills for the Classroom Listening Critically Common Pitfalls in Critical Listening Avoid Closed Mindedness Avoid Selective Listening Avoid Oversimplifying Difficult or Complex Ideas Avoid Judging the Speaker Instead of the Message Evaluating the Message 1. Identify the speaker’s main point or position on an issue. 2. Develop a mental outline of the speaker’s message. 3. Identify whether the speaker has supported his or her main point or position with reasons and evidence. 4. Identify unanswered questions or opposing viewpoints. Participating in Class Preparing for Class Discussions Read the Assignment Ask Critical Questions How can I use this information? To what situations is it applicable? How does this information compare with other information I have read or learned on the same topic? What is the source of the material?
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