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Critical thinking at INHolland University of Applied Sciences

Contents
Table of Contents1
Introduction2
1.0 Critical Thinking3
1.1 What is critical thinking?3
1.2 What can be barriers to critical thinking for INHolland students?3
1.3 How can INHolland students develop critical thinking?4/5
2.0 Critical Analytical Thinking When Reading6
2.1 Recognizing assumptions as an INHolland student6
2.2 The use of assumptions by INHolland students6
3.0 Critical Analytical Thinking When Writing7
3.1 Critical analytical thinking8
3.2 Critical thinking when writing8
3.3 Critical writing analysis9
3.4 Evaluating critical thinking9/10
4.0 Arguments11
4.1 What is meant by an argument?11
4.2 Types or arguments11
4.3 Finding arguments11/12
4.4 Analyzing arguments12
4.5 Identifying flaws in arguments12
Conclusion13
Recommendations14
Bibliography15

Introduction
This handbook is a guide for INHolland students to understand what critical thinking means. To get a good overview of what critical thinking is, this handbook provides useful information. It explains the types of critical thinking and its arguments thoroughly in the chapters. The Introduction is the first numbered item in the report, followed by the Body of the Report, which contains all the chapters of the actual content and findings of the handbook. In this handbook the Body discusses 3 main sections, namely critical thinking at the INHolland University, the various types of critical thinking and the arguments. And finally there is a conclusion and a bibliography. This handbook consists of information taken from various sources, which are mentioned in the bibliography. One of the important sources we have made use of are ‘The Study Skills Handbook’ and ‘Critical Thinking Skills’ by Stella Cottrell. The collected information from the various sources are put together in one document, this handbook, to convey the message to the audience, INHolland students.

1. Critical Thinking
Critical thinking for a student at the INHolland University could mean: * searching for evidence when discussing a subject; * evaluating the evidence; * leading the audience to the conclusion by explaining the evidence; * illustrating their argument through strong evidence.

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Critical thinking for a student at the INHolland University could mean: * searching for evidence when discussing a subject; * evaluating the evidence; * leading the audience to the conclusion by explaining the evidence; * illustrating their argument through strong evidence.

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1.1 What is critical thinking for a student at the INHolland University? At the INHolland University of Applied Sciences students are expected to think critical. This is a way of thinking in which the student has to weigh up the arguments and evidence for and against. It is a process, which involves questioning what the best evidence is for the subject that the student is discussing. And when the student has found out what the best evidence is, he is expected to evaluate the strength of this evidence to support several opinions. Students can think critical while reading, writing and listening.

Critical thinking involves accuracy and precision, which means that an INHolland student has to be dedicated on his part to find the correct answer. The student is expected to have attention to detail, which means that he has to observe real focused. He has to be able to identify patterns by analyzing data and identify similarities when looking at the evidence. It is important to look...
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