Critical Thinking & Inferences

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Published on November 22, 2013

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Critical Thinking & Inferences: Critical Thinking & Inferences Click for next  Critical Thinking: Critical Thinking Not Negative Thinking Click for next  Critical Thinking: Analysis: Critical Thinking: Analysis Examines the parts WATER HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP 2% OR LESS OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING: CONCENTRATED JUICES (ORANGE, TANGERINE, APPLE, LIME, GRAPEFRUIT), CITRIC ACID, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1), MODIFIED CORNSTARCH CANOLA OIL SODIUM CITRATE CELLULOSE GUM, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE SODIUM BENZOATE TO PROTECT FLAVOR YELLOW #5 YELLOW #6. Mostly sugar water! Click for next  Analysis : Analysis We can analyze an engine by looking at its parts. Click for next  Analysis : Analysis We can analyze a movie by examining the characters, themes, setting, dialogue etc … = Click for next  Analysis : Analysis Analysis also includes… Cause Effect Process Categories Comparisons Opinions Click for next  Critical Thinking: Synthesis : Critical Thinking: Synthesis Synthesis looks outside of the subject itself and makes comparisons with other material. Research = synthesis with other sources Click for next  Synthesis : Synthesis A synthesis of Twilight would involve research and comparison vs. Books on vampire history Other vampire movies Database articles on vampire topics Click for next  Synthesis: Synthesis We synthesize when we check facts . -- For example, how accurately did the movie Apollo 13 depict the events that occurred in April 1970? Click for next  Synthesis: Synthesis To check facts, we must synthesize information from different sources: Scientific documents News articles from 1970 vs. Written accounts from the astronauts The NASA website Click for next  Analysis vs Synthesis : Analysis vs Synthesis . Chinese food Chinese food Japanese food Thai food Examines parts Compares to others Analysis Synthesis Click for next  Analysis vs Synthesis : Analysis vs Synthesis . . Examines parts 3 branches of federal government Individual state governments Analysis Synthesis Compares to others Click for next  Critical Thinking: Evaluation : Critical Thinking: Evaluation Evaluation is more than “ It was good .” Click for next  Evaluation : Evaluation Evaluation is assessment of… Accuracy Credibility Relevance Presentation Reliability Click for next  Evaluation : Evaluation Critical Evaluation is based upon the previous steps – analysis and synthesis . core seeds stem flesh vs. vs. vs. Click for next  Evaluation : Evaluation Evaluation presents evidence to support it. Evaluation EVIDENCE EVIDENCE EVIDENCE EVIDENCE Click for next  Conclusions based upon evidence: Conclusions based upon evidence Inferences Click for next  Making Inferences: Making Inferences Gather FACTS: Not eating Bored/disinterested expression Nothing but vegetables No sauces Alone at table Click for next  PowerPoint Presentation: Peanuts have more food energy than sugar. Sixteen ounces of peanut butter has more protein than thirty-two eggs but more fat than heavy cream. Inference: Peanut butter is___________________ Click for next  Making Inferences: Making Inferences Use background information and experience : Kids dislike vegetables Parents’ choice, not his Dip or sauce might help Must sit at the table until finished Click for next  Experience affects inferences: Experience affects inferences He’s lazy. He should get a job! He has had problems. He needs help. Click for next  Making Inferences: Making Inferences Consider Alternatives: Dislikes vegetables Not hungry Depressed Sad, perhaps being punished Click for next  Making Inferences: Making Inferences Look at WORD CHOICE Click for next  Word Choice : Word Choice Rare Tender Juicy Flavorful Healthy Pink Raw Bloody Dead Oozing Red Rubbery vs. Click for next  Making Inferences: Making Inferences Consider author’s purpose Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment." Many of these animals even pay with their lives. Unsuspecting parents planning a family trip to the circus don't know about the violent training sessions with ropes, bullhooks , and electric shock prods that elephants endure. Heartbreaking photos reveal how Ringling Bros. circus trainers cruelly force baby elephants to learn tricks, and it's not through a reward system, as they claim. Click for next  Inferences & Writing: Inferences & Writing Click for next  Writing: Writing As writers, we must be aware that our readers will interpret our words through inference . Click for next  Writers…: Writers… strive to make points clearly provide relevant examples include necessary, sufficient evidence Click for next  PowerPoint Presentation: choose words carefully for accuracy and clarity recognize biases in writing anticipate readers’ reactions Click for next  Think Critically!: Think Critically! End of Presentation

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