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Critical thinking

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

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