Critical Thinking

Notes on Critical Thinking takes a practical hands-on approach, providing an overview of each topic and then allowing students to apply the concepts of critical thinking through practice activities that feature Soomo-original videos, current news stories, and engaging scenarios. In the final chapter, a case study presents students with the opportunity to apply all of the critical thinking skills learned throughout the text.

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10.3 Taking Sides

This activity allows students to apply skills they’ve developed in previous chapters to contemporary debates in the media surrounding climate change science. After viewing two videos showing opposing viewpoints, students determine the central arguments, evaluate the credibility of the sources, identify fallacies, and explain how persuasive language techniques function.

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