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Writing and Research in the Workplace

Language and critical thinking



Language enables thinking






How language transformed humanity (Mark Pagel)






Language enables thinking






Language enables thinking






Language enables thinking






Language enables thinking






Language enables thinking






Elements of thinking affect each other


When we think, we do it for a purpose




Mental models






Mental models






Mental models






Types of questions affect our thinking






Proficiency levels for critical reading and writing


  1. Paraphrasing - using your own words to explain the meaning of the original text.
  2. Explicating - using your own words to state, elaborate and illustrate the main point of the original text with examples, analogies and metaphors.
  3. Analyzing - reflect on the author's purpose and the mental models related to the original text.
  4. Evaluating - assess the quality of reasoning of the original text using questions about its clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, significance and fairness.
  5. Role play - respond to questions and state opinions as if you were the author of the original text.