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The Critical Thinking Toolkit by Marlene CAROSELLI

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#2: Rhymed Reductions

Overview:

Participants will first work on a brief illustrative activity via an overhead transparency and will engage in a longer activity, in teams, to analyze a lengthy passage and reduce it to its simplest terms.

Objective:

To stimulate critical assessment and the ability to translate excessive information into valuable nuggets of knowledge.

Supplies:

• Transparency #2-1• Overhead projector• Copies of Handout #2-1

Time:

About 25 minutes

AdvancePreparation:

Download Transparency #2-1. Also make copies of Handout #2-1 (enough for each participant) and staple the two pages together. If possible, arrange tables and chairs in groupings of five or six.

Participants/Application:

This exercise, suitable for any number ...

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