CS113 Reading Unit 4 - Reading Unit 4[CS113 | Academic...

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Unit 4 [CS113 | Academic Strategies for the Business Professional ] 1 Reading Critical Thinking Defined Critical thinking involves the assessment of what you read, observe, or hear. This involves evaluating all available information so that you can determine what is factual and what is not. Once you have determined what is logically true, you can then draw your own conclusions about what you have read. In college you will be expected to do more than just read the material that is presented; you will be expected to read it and think critically about it. Critical Thinking Although identifying statements as fact, opinion, assumption, or another term we just studied is part of critical thinking, it is only the beginning. Critical thinking is really an ongoing process of understanding, questioning, observing, analyzing, and making judgments. For example: Frank tells his sister Cathy that her car needs servicing. She questions that it really needs it, so decides to take it out for a drive. She notices a few odd noises and that the brake pedal is not as tight as it used to be. Realizing these are new problems, she
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