Critical thinking extra credit

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Critical thinking extra credit

  1. 1. Communication Encoder Decodes Sender Message Channel Receiver
  2. 2. <ul><li>You want to know what types of questions you should be asking in order to get your critical thinking process going </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Claims are phrased as statements not questions </li></ul><ul><li>Claims give an equal opportunity to both sides to advocate, support, and defend position </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Claims: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Claims of fact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Claims of value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Claims of policy </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Involuntary Decision Making </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Stimuli </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accelerated Speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedded Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggestiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voluntary Decision Making </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Credible Sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authority Figures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One’s Peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groupthink & Interpersonal need for affection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusion& Control </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Problem solving and </li></ul><ul><ul><li>practical skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Verbal Ability </li></ul><ul><li>Social Competence </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Precedent Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Testimonial Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Hearsay Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Common Knowledge Evidence </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Word Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Ambiguity </li></ul><ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Intensity </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Inductive Reasoning – How we create generalizations </li></ul><ul><li>Deductive Reasoning – How we apply those generalizations </li></ul><ul><li>Fallacies – Errors in reasoning </li></ul>

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