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CRITICAL THINKING IDEA GENERATORS
POINTS OF VIEW/PERSPECTIVES/ APPROACHES (Holes in the hedge):
--Religious --Ethical/moral --Political
--Legal --Financial --Current Affairs
--Social --Physical/biological/health –Cultural
SIX GOOD FRIENDS:
WHO? WHAT?, WHEN?, WHERE?, WHY?, HOW?
RHETORICAL STRUCTURE QUESTIONS:
Cause--effect: Process analysis:
--What caused it? --How does it work?
--What does it cause? --How do I do it?
--What could it cause?
--Who does it affect?
--Why should I support it? --What does it look like?
--Why should I oppose it?
--To what group does it belong?
--What qualities does it share with other members of its group?
--How does it differ from other members of its group?
--What sub-groups make it up?
--What other thing(s) is it like?
--What other thing(s) is its opposite?
--What is its definition?
--What terms must be understood to understand it?
--What are examples of it?
--Is it worth my time? Why or why not?