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S4 Ep5 Taking a Critical Thinking Test
Episode 53rd November 2021 • It's going to be all write • NMBU Writing Centre
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Niklas has been searching high and low for a Critical Thinking test he can use in his lectures and course curriculum planning. Sure enough, he found a test, and we decided to test ourselves to see how good a critical thinker we both are.

In this episode, we examine the Ennis-Weir Critical Thinking Test and walk through how we dissect and critically read a text. In the process, we examine how arguments are constructed, how rhetoric can be used to evoke an emotional response, how evidence can be used effectively or used to present a biased perspective, and how logical fallacies can easily be produced in writing. Along the way, we have some fun and try to demonstrate how to read and think critically, and why critical reading and thinking are important skills to apply in everyday situations.

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Read about the Ennis-Weir Critical Thinking Test: http://evolkov.net/critic.think/tests/Ennis-Weir.Critic.Think.Essay.Test.pdf

Logical Fallacies: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/academic_writing/logic_in_argumentative_writing/fallacies.html

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