Episode 5

Published on:

3rd Nov 2021

S4 Ep5 Taking a Critical Thinking Test

Niklas has been searching high and low for a Critical Thinking test he can use in his lectures and course curriculum planning. Sure enough, he found a test, and we decided to test ourselves to see how good a critical thinker we both are.

In this episode, we examine the Ennis-Weir Critical Thinking Test and walk through how we dissect and critically read a text. In the process, we examine how arguments are constructed, how rhetoric can be used to evoke an emotional response, how evidence can be used effectively or used to present a biased perspective, and how logical fallacies can easily be produced in writing. Along the way, we have some fun and try to demonstrate how to read and think critically, and why critical reading and thinking are important skills to apply in everyday situations.


Read about the Ennis-Weir Critical Thinking Test: http://evolkov.net/critic.think/tests/Ennis-Weir.Critic.Think.Essay.Test.pdf

Logical Fallacies: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/academic_writing/logic_in_argumentative_writing/fallacies.html

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About the Podcast

It's going to be all write
Discussions about scientific and academic writing with Niklas and Clay
Niklas and Clay want to make scientific and academic writing enjoyable. We're Academic Writing Advisors at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and we're sharing our ideas and experiences about scientific writing. Our goal is to demystify writing processes, share tips to improve writing practices, and explore our own thoughts on challenges and opportunities in the field of academic communication for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students.

About your hosts

Clayton Gouin

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Clayton is a Ph.D candidate and Senior Writing Advisor at the NMBU Writing Centre

Niklas Mintorovitch

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Niklas is the NMBU Writing Centre Coordinator