Identifying Assumptions Critical Thinking
Our tutor Ankit goes through how to determine and identify an assumption.This video is from our TSA online course which has 10 hours of lectures like this: h...
Critical thinking is the analysis of available facts, evidence, observations, and arguments to form a judgement. The subject is complex; several different definitions exist, which generally include the rational, skeptical, and unbiased analysis or evaluation of factual evidence. Critical thinking is self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking. It presupposes assent to rigorous standards of excellence and mindful command of their use. It entails effective communication and problem-solving abilities as well as a commitment to overcome native egocentrism and sociocentrism.
2. Select a magazine feature article to search for assumptions. Make a list of the assumptions the article contains. For each assumption you list, explain why it is an assumption and not a fact. Answers will vary 3. Read the following statements. Put an (A) next to the ones which are assumptions and an (F) next to the statements which are facts.
Question Assumptions An assumption is an unexamined belief: what we think without realizing we think it. Our inferences (also called conclusions) are often based on assumptions that we haven't thought about critically. A critical thinker, however, is attentive to these assumptions because they are sometimes incorrect or misguided.