Critical Thinking and Reading

“The word critical comes from the Greek word krinein, meaning to separate, to choose; above all it implies conscious inquiry.”
(Barnet, Bedau, Ohara)  From Critical Thinking to Argument
In other words, one could say that critical thinking and reading helps us to look beyond the words on the paper and explore their origin-who wrote them and why, but also asks that you look further into the issue by asking questions and making other connections thereby increasing your own knowledge and ability to write successful arguments.


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Writing and Rhetoric by Heather Hopkins Bowers; Anthony Ruggiero; and Jason Saphara is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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