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Critical Thinkingand DecisionMakingChapter 6
Patterns of Thought
RememberingWhen you are skilled in remembering, you can recognize orrecall knowledge you’ve already gained, and you can use itto produce or retrieve or recite definitions, facts, and lists.Remembering may be how you studied in grade school orhigh school, but college will require you to do more withthe information.Examples include: identify · relate · list · define · recall ·memorize · repeat · record · name
UnderstandingUnderstanding is the ability to grasp or construct meaning fromoral, written, and graphic messages.Each college course will introduce you to new concepts, terms,processes, and functions. Once you gain a firm understanding ofnew information, you’ll find it easier, perhaps later, tocomprehend how or why something works.Examples include: restate · locate · report · recognize · explain ·express · identify · discuss · describe · discuss · review · infer ·illustrate · interpret · draw · represent · differentiate · conclude
ApplyingWhen you apply, you use learned material (or you implement thematerial) in new and concrete situations.In college you will be tested or assessed on what you’ve learnedin the previous levels. You will be asked to solve problems in newsituations by applying understanding in new ways. You may needto relate abstract ideas to practical situations.Examples include: apply · relate · develop · translate · use ·operate · organize · employ · restructure · interpret · demonstrate· illustrate · practice · calculate · show · exhibit · dramatize
AnalyzingWhen you analyze, you have the ability to break down or distinguish theparts of material into its components, so that its organizational structuremay be better understood.At this level, you will have a clearer sense that you comprehend thecontent well. You will be able to answer questions such as what if, or why,or how something would work.Examples include: analyze · compare · probe · inquire · examine · contrast· categorize · differentiate · contrast · investigate · detect · survey · classify· deduce · experiment · scrutinize · discover · inspect · dissect ·discriminate · separate
EvaluatingWith skills in evaluating, you are able to judge, check, andeven critique the value of material for a given purpose.At this level in college you will be able to think critically,Your understanding of a concept or discipline will beprofound. You may need to present and defend opinions.Examples include: judge · assess · compare · evaluate ·conclude · measure · deduce · argue · decide · choose ·rate · select · estimate · validate · consider · appraise ·value · criticize · infer
CreatingWith skills in creating, you are able to put parts together to form acoherent or unique new whole. You can reorganize elements into a newpattern or structure through generating, planning, or producing.

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