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The Critical Thinking Toolkit by Marlene CAROSELLI

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#3: The Endless Question

Overview:

Whether one is in a job interview (“womb-to-tomb” employment is no longer a realistic possibility for most of us) or is simply asked an unexpected question, quick-wittedness is a valuable skill to have. This activity, a challenging one, helps participants gain a few extra thinking moments by asking a question instead of giving an immediate answer. The question will often elicit the kind of information needed in order to respond in a cogent, albeit quick, manner. It also allows us time to gather our thoughts.

Objective:

To provide participants with a tool for responding quickly and intelligently to unanticipated prompts.

Supplies:

• Copies of Handout #3-1• Token prizes or certificates (optional)

Time: ...

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