1. What is critical thinking? In this paragraph be sure to discuss
The purpose and importance of critical thinking
The cognitive skills necessary for critical thinking
The dispositions (or attitudes) necessary for critical thinking
Hint: Refer to the Facione article, Critical Thinking: What it is and Why it Counts, and Chapter 1 in the ARQ text
2. What is critical reading? In this paragraph be sure to discuss:
College/adult level reading (Chall’s Stage 5 Reading)
Outcomes of stage 5 reading (How are these related to critical thinking skills and dispositions?)
Hint: Refer to the What is College Reading? presentation.
3. What is critical action? In this paragraph be sure to discuss:
Implementation of critical thinking and reading skills
Criteria used to determine if /what action is appropriate (reliability of information)
Social transformation through critical action
Hint: Reflect on how critical thinking and reading skills can be helpful in advocating for a position and taking action for positive change.
article: critical thinking what it is and why it counts
the presentation: What is college reading