Troyka’s Quick Access, Troyka, Lynn and Doug Hesse

1) What does ‘critical thinking’ mean?
2) The critical thinking process requires four tasks: summarizing, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating. Which do you find the most natural? Why?
3) What is the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning?
4) Review the logical fallacies that people fall into (pages 14-15). These inadequate reasoning methods can get us into trouble and prevent critical thinking. Pick one of the logical fallacies and give an example of it from everyday life (or political statements).
5) Describe the critical reading process; what does it mean to summarize, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate when you’re reading?