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Critically processing what you read Critically processing what you read Critical thinking is the process of applying reasoned and disciplined thinking to a subject.
The higher grades at every level of university study require some critical analysis. You will need to develop reasoned arguments based on a logical interpretation of reliable sources information.
These skills are essential if you want to obtain high grades in your university study and, like other skills, they improve with practice. As you read your module materials follow these three steps.
Analyse - Examine how key components within your module materials fit together and relate to each other. Compare - Explore the similarities and differences between the ideas you are reading about. Do some ideas conflict with or complement each other? Synthesise - Bring together different sources of information to serve an argument or idea you are constructing.
Make logical connections between the different sources that help you shape and support your ideas. Are there any inferences you can draw from the material and apply to an assignment question?
The OU booklet 'Thinking critically' gives you further information on this subject.
Sign in to read this booklet Finding and evaluating material Most OU modules provide you with all study materials. However, if your studies require you to look for some supporting material yourself e. You will need to develop the skill of finding and evaluating sources of information.
Finding material The OU Library gives you access to over electronic journal titles, databases of journal abstracts, newspapers, etexts and other library catalogues. It also offers resources that can help you identify and evaluate material.
Jo Parker, from the Open University library, talks about using online information resources during your studies. Sign in to listen to this audio Evaluating the material If you are new to finding your own web resources you may find it difficult to select trustworthy sites.
For example, there is a mass of information on nutrition and diet, but much of it is sponsored commercially or potentially biased. You need to critically evaluate the resource. To help you think critically, here are some questions you could ask.Teaching critical thinking.
Critical thinking, as it pertains to teaching and learning, can be considered an open-minded process of. discovery and understanding.
University of Phoenix Material Stages of Critical Thinking Part 1: Stages of Critical Thinking that there is a need to develop awareness of how thinking operates.
I feel I am in the challenged thinker stage because I am aware of the importance of critical thinking skills in my life.
I understand the basic problems that come from my poor. Critical thinking skills are a crucial part of a person's development, but they can be difficult to develop and require practice. Learn what defines critical thinking, see what the process looks.
At university you will need to demonstrate your critical thinking skills in a variety of areas: Critical reading - When reading, you need to ask questions about the text.
This will keep you focused, and help you to develop an understanding of the text. and employers all agree—students need to develop better critical thinking skills. The lack of one-word, concrete answers throughout the course definitely made the material more commissioned by University of Phoenix, June Atlantic Media Inc.
2. AACSB International - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (). Appendix i Critical Thinking Worksheet Associate Level Material Appendix I Critical Thinking Worksheet Chose one of the following scenarios: You are a member of a group working on a class.