CI chapter 1 – Critical Thinking pages 3 – 30
CI chapter 2 – Critical Thinking – Getting Started pages 35 – 56
If you do not have a textbook please read: https://www.cgc.edu/Academics/LearningCenter/Writing/Documents/Specific%20Genres/Critical%20Thinking%20(3%20pg).pdf (Links to an external site.)
Take notes as you read these chapters. Look for information that is in bold, underlined, highlighted, placed in a bullet list, presented in a box, or set off using color.
Select ONE of the chapters (or part of a chapter) or alternate reading to summarize. In the summary you must include the title of the chapter or article. The summary needs to be 3/4 to 1 full page in length and include the main points you found in the chapter or article. This should be a condensed version of the reading. Do not include examples in the summary.
Think of the summary this way: You are trying to explain the reading to someone who has not read the chapter, article or alternate reading. What are the key points that they should know?
Remember, the summary should be double spaced and include a four line MLA heading.
Write in a style that clearly communicates meaning, builds credibility, and inspires belief or action.