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Elements of Reasonin

Critical Thinking Elements

QuestionAnswer
Purpose The goal or objective.
Question What needs to be solved?
Point of View From what perspective is an issue being looked at or characterized?
Information Statistical data, our observations, others' testimony, etc.
Assumptions Something taken for granted as true in order to figure out something else.
Inferences Beginning with something we know (or believe we know)and figure out something else based on it.
Implications What follows from our reasoning, good or bad.
Concepts General categories or ideas by which we interpret or classify information in our thinking.
You think for a PURPOSE
Within a POINT OF VIEW
Based on ASSUMPTIONS
Leading to IMPLICATIONS
You use INFORMATION
To make INFERENCES
Based on CONCEPTS
To answer a QUESTION or solve a problem
Fundamental Structures of Thought orThe Elements of Reasoning Purpose, Point of View, Assumptions, Implications, Information, Inferences, Concepts, Question.
Created by: LFalone