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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4.5 Avoiding Problematic Sources

As part of an increased focus on information literacy, students will learn how to apply critical thinking skills in order to identify problematic sources. They will learn about the purpose and characteristics of some of the major types of suspect sources that they are likely to encounter online, such as fake news, satire, and sponsored content. Then students practice these skills by evaluating an online source to determine whether it should be considered untrustworthy, and if so, what category of problematic source it belongs to.