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Mid-Term Review Critical Thinking Chapter 1: a) What’s the definition of Critical Thinking? Thinking that transcends passive thinking. Critical thinking is actively thinking. b) How do the Sponge and Panning for Gold thinking styles differ? The sponge method is taking in all information unbiasedly, while panning for gold is picking information based on accuracy. c) What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Sponge and Panning for Gold thinking styles? The Sponge method allows you to take in information that might not be useful, whereas panning for gold is more time consuming. d) What are the definitions of Weak-Sense and Strong-Sense critical thinking? Weak sense is when you use critical thinking to defend your beliefs. Strong sense is when you are critical and question all beliefs including your own. e) How do we display a weak sense of critical thinking? When we question others beliefs and use critical thinking to defend our own with disregard to truth and fact. f) How is a strong sense of critical thinking displayed? By allowing others to question our beliefs and using critical thinking to determine the truth. g) What’s the definition of an argument? The combination of an issue and a conclusion. Chapter 10: a) How do “speed bumps” interfere with critical thinking? They get in the way of critical thinking by
Mid-Term Review Critical Thinking b) What is the problem with using stereotypes as a thinking short-cut? Stereotypes are often misleading and outright inaccurate.

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