Strategies for Reading Critically


Critical Thinking is "the provision carefully and do not rush to whether we should accept, reject or suspend judgment on a claim, and the level of confidence with which we accept or reject it." of Critical Thinking by Moore and Parker.

Strategies for reading critically

Ask the following questions to yourself:
  1. What is the topic?
  2. What conclusions drawn by the author about the topic?
  3. What reasons expressed by the author who can be trusted? (Beware the objective reasons (eg pity, fear, abuse statistics, etc.) that can fool the reader.)
  4. Is the author using facts or opinions? (The fact can be proved. Opinions can not be proven and may not have a solid foundation.)
  5. Is the author using neutral words or emotional? (Readers critical look behind the words to see if obvious reasons.)

Characteristics of Critical Thinking
  1. Critical thinking is reasonable and rational.
  2. Critical thinking is reflective.
  3. Critical thinking inspires an attitude of inquiry.
  4. Critical thinking is autonomous thinking.
  5. Critical thinking includes creative thinking.
  6. Critical thinking is fair thinking.
  7. Critical thinking focuses on Deciding what to believe or do
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