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Journals_in_this_seminar - 16.812 Lecture 1 Journals in...

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16.812 Lecture 1 - Journals in this seminar are not the free-writing you may have practiced in high school nor are they particularly self-reflective although that may come into it. - Instead we are practicing journal skills as a way to expand your abilities to think critically. As you’ve heard the faculty say, much of professional life is making decisions based on good critical thinking. - Your syllabus packet has a list of prompts that you might use if you get “writer’s block” when you are responding to an article or chapter. There are other questions to ask, of course, but these are some basic ones. - Critical thinking prompts fall into basic categories: o What are the facts I know? o Can I explain this? Do I understand it? o Can I use it? Apply it? o Do I understand the key parts of this idea? This situation? o Can I take different ideas and put them together in something coherent or in a new way? o
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course AERO 16.810 taught by Professor Olivierdeweck during the Winter '07 term at MIT.

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