Thinking Critically

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This semester develop your questioning skills by writing questions you have in the margins of your notes as you read, or listen to a lecture. Did this help you engage with the content?

13 responses to “Thinking Critically”

  1. Julie

    Annotating has been one of the best note taking practices that I have used. Most times you will scroll back through the chapter to find the answer or key phrase in the text, annotating pulls that info out of the text and puts it right there.

  2. Miranda Allers

    Annotating has also worked very well for me.Writing down the key points, saying them aloud and putting key small definitions about the main points to describe them better and stick them to my memory. I also like to relate what I learned to things I already know so it stays better in my memory.

  3. Robert Jacobsen

    Robert Jacobsen

    October 8, 2018 at 12:10 a.m. Permalink | Reply
    The information was very helpful for this course.

  4. Jessica Barrera

    I agreed with many of your points made throughout the video, one being we should be open minded and everything can be multi-dimensional. I agree on reading everything thoroughly in order to grasp what the writer is stating and their point they are trying to get across. I find it helpful to also take notes, highlighting, or annotating on the side key points and ideas that I find connections with.

    1. Chapman Learning Commons

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment! We also have articles about note-taking and presentation skills! Stay tuned!

    2. Andre Genevieve Zang nga oyono

      I really appreciated the way in which you stated and summarized summary on the different stages of the hierarchy and complexity the Blom’s taxomany across the level scale.
      Also, through your reasoning, detailing and explaining on the subject helped me to make some easy notes, to perceive the subject, and to visualize it. each step was just as relevant and well structured with examples and a few supporting articles. very instructive in the end.

  5. Tayelor Perry

    I agree with your video and what you got across to us. As much as we say to read throughly, and we don’t. I definitely agree that everything should be read throughly in order to get a full understanding of the topic fully. Taking notes, highlighting words you don’t know to look up, circling keywords with also help with fully understanding the topic.

  6. Bradlee Taylor

    I like how they went into details of more engaging claims. Instead of just stating claims which are very broad and well known, I thought that it was very interesting as they went into details of other claims that are more detailed and district that can actually further the knowledge of the topic.

  7. Andre G Zang Nga Oyono

    Taking notes is a very important step in understanding a subject, or even during an exercise or reading.It will help you remember the subject, and assess your skills and understanding on the subject.

    If yes no you have assimilated the subject, or the subject is not relevant enough and presents inconsistencies. Indeed, annotation is one of the steps not to skip if we want to better understand our subject.This video is the very example, it helped me to visualize at best my critical thinking, each step to be detailed with delicacy, with examples and links which helped us to better understand the subject and the way itself, the development of the subject the statement even everything was well structured.

    Key words that I took care to write down to do a more thorough research. the methodology has to be respected, and that helps us to have an idea on the subject so it is question.

    1. Learning Commons

      Hi Andre! Thank you for your thoughtful comment! We are very happy that you enjoyed our Thinking Critically Toolkit. Feel free to check out our other toolkits as well!

  8. stephany rodriguez

    This video is extremely helpful in explaining the what, how and why regarding critical thinking. What exactly is critical thinking, how to do it, why it is important to know how to do it and practice this essential skill once you know how to think critically. I also couldn’t agree more in that taking notes helps clarify and understand what we read and applying that which we come to understand helps with memorization.

  9. Keith Henry

    Jotting your thoughts down and taking notes just makes sense it been a helpful tool for centuries and is affective today as it was back then. I find it much easier when writting by following these steps and totally agree.

  10. corinna

    As a visual learner, the video/resources provided were most helpful to me. When it comes to taking notes i often use the Cornell method, it helps me stay organized and ultimately helps my retention as well.

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