Critical Thinking

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/13/11 Critical Thinking Basics Ch. 1
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6/13/11 WHAT is critical thinking? The careful application of reason in the determination of whether a claim is true. “Thinking about thinking” The goal is to determine whether our ideas make good sense from a logical
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6/13/11 Some factors to consider when Is information pertinent? Is the claim emotional or rational? Is this claim fact or opinion? Has evidence been compromised or limited in any way? Does the argument presented have any
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6/13/11 The building blocks of critical thinking Claims Issues Arguments
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6/13/11 claims The basic element of critical thinking The things we say to convey information, in order to express our opinions of beliefs. Claims (also called statements) are the kinds of things that are true or false. Ex.: Craven Community College is located in
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Issues The question of whether or not a claim is true. Ex: Is Craven Community College
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