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Perry1 Gracie Perry Professor Newell English 1102 March 19, 2018 A Guide to Navigate Earth Welcome to Earth Maddy, my name is Gracie Perry, and I will be the one who is giving you lessons. My boss has told me that you were sent here by your planet, called Fike, to help us understand more about science and technology. Since you have been here, you have helped us make many new scientific discoveries. Since you have helped us so much, I want to help you before you report back to Fike. It is to my understanding, since the beings on your planet are so smart, not many of them have access to the internet, to find new information. That is what I am here to teach you, how to research information. If you don’t know how to go through this process, then it is going to be difficult for you to live here, when you get back from delivering your report, because you will never know who or what to believe. I will teach you the different ways to think, research, and evaluate what you learned. You will fit in here on Earth, since you look like a human, but your brain is much more advanced than ours. I will teach you the different skills, and then I will give you examples, so that you can form your own opinions. By the time that we are done, I hope that you will be able to research and come up with your own opinions and ideas. It is my job to equip you with the proper techniques to research and think for yourself, so let's get started. Skill #1 The first thing that you will need to know how to do is think. Now that may sound easy, but there are many ways to think, such as critical thinking. Critical thinking is when you evaluate something that you have learned, to form your own opinion on the topic. This is an important skill because if you do not learn to think for yourself, and form your own opinions, then you will believe everything that you hear and read. The first step to critical thinking is linking ideas and facts. You use the facts that you have found and link them to what side you agree with. You can then go and build your own argument against the topic, which helps you to further research and understand the information better.
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