Critical Thing Article Summary and Critique Paper.
Critical Thinking: Distinguishing Between Inferences and Assumptions.
Distinguishing Between Inferences and Assumptions.
This article is one of several found on the site at the University of.
Phoenix On-line web-site. This article is written by Linda Elder and Richard.
Paul who are directors of research and professional development of the.
Center for Critical thinking at the Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park,.
CA. This is a summary of Inferences versus Assumptions and gaining command.
over thinking by making students become aware of the inferences and.
assumptions. This article also explains how to understand the elements of.
The article contains several points to show that we all make.
assumptions on a daily basis and as we go through life and as students,.
develop critical thinking insights. One point from this article that grabbed.
my attention was "As humans, we continually make assumptions about.
ourselves, our jobs, our mates, our students, our children, the world in.
general. We take some things for granted simply because we can't question.
everything." At times these assumptions that we don't have time to think.
about can be wrong; this article teaches us how to be aware of this. The.
difference between inferences and assumptions is explained in this article.
The review of differences below is taken directly from the article.
Inferences versus Assumptions:.
An Inference is a step of the mind, an intellectual act, by which.
one concludes that something is true in light of something else's being.
true, or seeming to be true.
Inference can be accurate or inaccurate, logical or illogical,.
justified or unjustified.
An Assumption is something we take for granted or presuppose.
An Assumption is something we previously learned and do not.
If our belief is not sound, our assumption is not sound.