And all this is meant to guide: Beliefs You can also define it this way: Critical thinking is the opposite of regular, everyday thinking. Moment to moment, most thinking happens automatically.
May Writing Assignments The course reading and writing will be exploratory. You will experiment with diverse types of prose —informal, formal, personal, and critical—designed to give you the opportunity to develop your own insights about reading and literature.
In every case, we will emphasize the relationship between writing and intellectual inquiry. Ideally, I believe, a literature course should increase your capacity to reflect on your role in the world and remind you that learning is a continuous process.
No writer critical or creative ever finishes learning the craft; the mark of a vigorous mind is openness to new ideas, points of view, and a willingness to encounter characters, actions, and thoughts we might find unfamiliar and repulsive.
Finally, please keep all your writing—this includes in-class writing. You will be collecting a writing portfolio and will be submitting this at the end of the session for evaluation.
I will not evaluate your journal based on its mechanical errors but rather on the level of engagement with the reading. Your journal must be submitted in your final port-folio. A skilled free-writer and you will soon be one can easily get a page or two out in that time. We will be doing in-class writing a lot as a way to collect our thoughts before diving into a new discussion.
Please keep and date these. You are essentially creating an archive of your writing. There are three page essays assigned for this class: On poetry, on short story fiction, and on longer form—either the novel Passing or the play Millennium Approaches. They are due in solid draft form on Mondays this draft will not be graded though it should be turned in with the rest of your writing.
I strongly encourage you to put as much effort as possible into the draft over the weekend so your Monday nights do not become overtaken by revisions—after all, you still have to read for class on Tuesday. On Mondays we will be spend part of our time working with these drafts in a variety of ways formal draft workshop, peer-review, critical self-analysis, working on a student paper then turning to your own, etc.Critical Thinking: Reading and Writing in a Diverse World by Rasool, Joan; Banks, Caroline; McCarthy, Mary-Jane and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at initiativeblog.com The Writing Process Scholarly writing is a result of critical reading and critical thinking, and scholarly writing generates critical readers and critical thinkers.
conditioning so that they can become more aware of the diversity of beliefs, behaviors, and social structures in. Critical Reading and Writing: A Bedford Spotlight Rhetoric helps students with key writing skills.
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Organized by rhetorical pattern, this reader builds upon critical thinking as the foundation for close reading and effective writing. Awareness of different perspectives is a type of critical thinking. Remind students that they will be working to write a diary from the perspective of a chosen animal.
If necessary, review research and note-taking techniques. Media Literacy: A National Priority for a Changing World This article originally appeared as the "keynote" article for a special issue on media literacy of the American Behavioral Scientist, Vol 48, #1/September