Reflect: Critical thinking gets you involved in a dialogue with the ideas you read from others in this class. To be a critical thinker, you need to be able to summarize, analyze, hypothesize, and evaluate the new information that you encounter.
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Define, describe, and explain the principles of critical thinking.
Search the Internet, media, or the library, and find an example of good, careful (critical) thinking, and explain why you think it exemplifies strong critical thinking skills. Post a link or reference information for that source, describe the content, and explain how it is a good example of critical thinking.
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R. H. Ennis, author of the seminal paper, “A Concept of Critical Thinking” (1962), presents in outline (Ennis, 2011) the dispositions and abilities which comprise the nature of critical thinking. According to Ennis, “ideal critical thinkers are disposed to” get their beliefs and decisions...
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