Critical Thinking Skills

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“READING AS A FOREGROUND SKILL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CRITICAL THINKING AMONG STUDENTS”
“Reading as a Foreground Skill in the Development of Critical Thinking among Students” will focus on the implications of reading in the development of the critical thinking skills among students. This research will give us information on what are the possible benefits of reading for the enrichment of our critical thinking skills. And how can reading help the students to empower their minds for knowledge acquisition. This research will also give importance to the positive and negative effects of using reading in the development of critical thinking. Before further discussion about the journal article I will discuss first the key points of the entire journal.
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Reading is a cognitive process of our brain for decoding symbols linguistically. Reading is one of the four macro skills which are: listening, speaking, reading and writing. These four macro skills are very interrelated to one another. The development in reading skill can bring about to the development of the other macro skills. These are the skills we must have in order enrich our minds with the different information, facts, ideas, concepts, formulas, etc… Able readers who are physiologically sufficient, cognitively sound and possessed the basic reading skills are also able to enhance their thinking skills. While we are reading our brain also perform its function to process all the information we are about to absorb, our brains in that case performs a very crucial role in the information process and knowledge acquisition. In that way reading can have a great impact to the development of our critical thinking skills. Reading is important to develop the mind. It enables us to understand the society where we belong, the history of our ancestors, the culture we have in the past, the formulas in solving equations, the meaning of a literary piece, the updates in the global world, the local issues we are facing right now and so…show more content…
Critical thinking calls for a persistent effort to examine any belief or supposed form of knowledge in the light of the evidence that supports it and the further conclusions to which it tends. It also generally requires ability to recognize problems, to find workable means for meeting those problems, to gather and marshal pertinent information, to recognize unstated assumptions and values, to comprehend and use language with accuracy, clarity, and discrimination, to interpret data, to appraise evidence and evaluate arguments, to recognize the existence (or non-existence) of logical relationships between propositions, to draw warranted conclusions and generalizations, to put to test the conclusions and generalizations at which one arrives, to reconstruct one 's patterns of beliefs on the basis of wider experience, and to render accurate judgments about specific things and qualities in everyday

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