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Thinking and notes

Thinking Engage actively with ideas: apply logic and reasoning to assess ideas, arguments and information, and make your own informed judgements.

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Quick tips

  1. Read critically
    • Question the authority and bias of the author
    • Identify use of persuasive techniques
    • Recognise gaps in information provided
    • Consider assumptions
  2. Compare new and existing knowledge
    • Ask if new info matches what you already know
    • Note any conflicting information
    • Identify how information is different
    • Consider why information is different
    • Identify your own assumptions or biases
  3. Create resourceful notes
    • Approach note-taking as resource-creation
    • Paraphrase main ideas to develop your understanding
    • Link ideas together using your own symbols or abbreviations
    • Write neatly!

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