Critical Thinking and Viewing - Coggle Diagram
Critical Thinking and Viewing
Definition : Critical thinking is an important skill to develop in college. What are some examples of real world tasks that would require you to think critically?
Basic thinking patterns
Deductive thinking begins with a general idea and follows with specific details.
Inductive thinking moves from specific facts and details to a general conclusion.
Recognizing thinking patterns helps you to:
locate the main idea of the paragraph or essay
trace the author’s logic or way of support
Accessing Deeper Thinking
Critical thinking involves analyzing and evaluating.
Analysis means breaking down a subject, examining its parts, and seeing the ways they work together.
Evaluation means judging the value of a subject and considering its strengths and weaknesses.
Bloom’s Taxonomy classifies critical thinking skills.
Asking Critical Reading Questions
During prereading, ask the following questions:
Purpose: What is the purpose of the reading (to inform, persuade, or entertain)?
Audience: Who is intended to read this?
Author: Who is the author? Is there any biographical information provided? Is he or she qualified?
Title/headings: Use these to ask who, what, when, why, where, and how.
Prior knowledge: What do I already know about this topic?
Follow this critical-viewing process when analyzing visuals:
Scan the visual
Analyze each section
Ask critical questions about:
Associate to surrounding text and your knowledge