Unformatted text preview: Critical Thinking: How to do it ( CHOOSE 2 FACTS FROM THE RESEARCH WORKSHEET YOU FIND MOST "INTERESTING”.
This instruction is purposefully vague because we each see things differently; we each pay
attention to different facts. For example: A. If there is a study mentioned in the original article, some students will immediately
evaluate whether the study was conducted with sufﬁcient participants (45 people in a
study is not as compelling as 450 people in a study), or maybe only one location was used
(only Midwestern colleges), or participants were not a diverse population, etc. Other students won't focus on this at all. These students might notice and evaluate how
the issue in the article affects a particular group of people (like women, or Asian- Americans, or young children, or Facebook users, etc.)
Or some students ﬁnd facts that remind them ofJour 2 class concepts or mass media theories. From MY perspective: this is the BEST OPTION because it shows you
understand and can apply these scholarly ideas to [our own work. D. Scholars (like YOU) understand the value of using multiple criteria to interpret facts. PARAPHRASE THE FACTS. As you write the six facts on the Research Worksheet, limit yourself to
only ONE QUOTE from the article. The only time you would include a quote from the article,
rather than paraphrase, is when the quote perfectly captures the idea you want to include. ( nd
2 You can introduce this material in a number of ways, such as: According to Dunham and Russel, Step The authors claim... Although some experts believe XXXXXX, Dunham and Russel state... After you include these facts in the Critical Thinking section, write an in-text citation to show your
reader where the facts you used came from. It looks like this 9(Watkins-Smith, 2011, para 11). Use this format -) (Author’s last name, year of publication, page or paragraph number). EXPLAIN HOW TWO FACTS FROM THE ARTICLE AFFECTED YOUR CRITICAL THINKING. This is the
section where you are putting the data together and interpreting what it means, and then
sharing that interpretation with your reader. The authors say African-American kids read racist comments on social media sites, and this can lead
to poor self esteem (Dunham & Russel, 2010, p. 14) and this is something I’ve witnessed because my
little cousin complains about being bullied for being bi-racial on Facebook. It also seems to be an
example of George Gerbner’s Cultivation Theory because... Although you will be including two facts from the source material, write the Critical Thinking
. ara : ra h as one cohesive ara ; ra . h tying your ideas together.
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