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Ch 26: Reading & Thinking Critically

About This Chapter

Check out our lessons to develop the skills needed to think critically about what you're reading. Get information on deductive reasoning, prior knowledge and the process of critical thinking.

Reading & Thinking Critically - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can help you refresh your knowledge of how to make assumptions from what you are reading. You'll see examples of deductive reasoning, and look at strategies for using prior knowledge to make predictions about what you're reading.

Later in this chapter, you'll get information on determining point-of-view, making assumptions, looking for evidence and drawing conclusions. After viewing all these lessons, you should be prepared to:

  • Develop logical assumptions from texts
  • Employ deductive reasoning
  • Utilize your prior knowledge to make predictions
  • Understand the critical thinking process for analyzing what you're reading

Using plenty of examples to illustrate important concepts, our instructors make your learning fun with these short lessons. You'll renew your knowledge of topics you've probably studied before, but there may be some new ideas thrown in as well. You can study through a computer or mobile device, anywhere you have Internet access.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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