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Unformatted text preview: a result misrepresents problems and experiences. What should be recognized as complex, intricate, ambiguous, or subtle is viewed as simple, elementary, clear, and obvious. Rather than carelessly agreeing or disagreeing with a conclusion based on their preconceptions of what is true, critical thinkers use analytic tools to understand the reasoning behind it and determine its relative strengths and weaknesses. Critical readers ask themselves questions as they read, wonder about the implications of, reasons for, examples of, and meaning and truth of the material. Critical thinkers realize that listening can be done passively and uncritically or actively and critically. They can use questioning techniques, not to make others look stupid, but to learn what they think, help them develop their ideas, or as a prelude to evaluating....
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course EDCI 285 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Spring '08