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  • 1. Critical Thinking in College Writing: From the Personal to the Academic
    • Inglês: Produção de Textos
    • Ana Luiza Rezende
    • Camila Matias
    • Juliana Guerra
    • Natália Cristófaro
  • 2. Working on critical thinking
    • What is criticism?
    • Criticism is not about attacking, disagreeing or criticizing
    • the text.
    • Criticism is to respond to and evaluate a text’s:
    • Ideas
    • Argument
    • Style
    • And it is to say how and why you value these items.
  • 3. How to be a critical thinker? We can follow some steps:
  • 4. How to be a critical thinker?
    • Step 1: Building the Foundation - Attentive Reading
    • Read attentively.
    • Stop, reflect and ask questions.
  • 5. How to be a critical thinker?
    • Step 2: Listing important Ideas
    • Make a list of the main points.
    • Keep in mind: “What is the central concern of the text?”
  • 6. How to be a critical thinker?
    • Step 3: Noticing Key Terms and Summarizing
    • Important Quotes
    • Understand the key terms.
    • Create statements with them.
    • Express the general understanding of the text.
  • 7. How to be a critical thinker?
    • Step 4: Writing Personal Response
    • How do you feel about the text? Shape your views about it!
    • Take notes!
    • Create your personal response (tell a story, reflect on main ideas, write a letter, etc.).
  • 8. How to be a critical thinker?
    • Step 5: Making an Academic Connection
    • Embrace academic writing as a habit of mind
    • It is not an impersonal writing Your personal view is important
  • 9. How to move from a personal reaction to a formal academic response? How to be a critical thinker?
  • 10.
    • Summarize the main ideas in a short paragraph.
    • Explore the ideas.
    • Put the arguments to test.
  • 11.
    • Examine the writer’s strategies
    • Include a second text
    • Develop your own perspective
  • 12. How to be a critical thinker?
    • Step 6: Crafting the Essay
    • Go back to the list of the main ideas and quotations.
    • Analyze and evaluate your essay.
  • 13. How to be a critical thinker?
    • Step 7: Modeling Good Writing
    • Read samples of good writing.
    • How can I enhance my performance in writing?
  • 14. “ As readers we are engaged by clear, compelling writing and riveted by critical thinking that produces a movement of ideas that give the essay depth and meaning.”
  • 15. Bibliography: DasBender, Gitanjali. Critical Thinking in College Writing: From the Personal to the Academic, on Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 2