That’s where critical thinkers tend to keep questioning.
It is not enough to question only the obviously opinionated material in a text.
A good process for uncovering assumptions is to try to think backward from the text.
Get into the habit of asking yourself, “In order to make this given statement, what else must this writer also believe?
Biases and preconceptions are developed out of your life’s experiences and influences.
As a critical thinker who considers all sides of an issue, you have to identify your personal positions and subject them to scrutiny.Critical thinkers consider multiple sides of an issue before choosing sides.They tend to ask questions instead of accepting everything they hear or read, and they know that answers often only open up more lines of inquiry.Such processes are characteristic of mature conscious thought.2. Critical thinking in clinical settings involves the ability to solve complex problems effectively, using, for example, close observation, communication skills, consensus building, data mining, empathy, experience, logic, mathematics, pattern recognition, and reasoning.“Critical thinking” has been a common phrase in education for more than a quarter century, but it can be a slippery concept to define.Critical thinkers develop a habit of subjecting all textual statements to a whole constellation of questions about the speaker (or writer), the intended Writers naturally write with some basic assumptions.Without a starting point, a writer would have no way to begin writing.Critical thinkers read between the lines instead of reading only at face value, and they also develop a keen sense of how their own minds operate.Critical thinkers recognize that much of the information they read and hear is a combination of fact and opinion.A critical thinker does not just state a contention without due consideration, that is to say, not without providing sound reasons bases on releiable sources; he evaluates the underpinning of claims, is not blind to possible objections against his contention, and is capable of refuting them.All this enables him to form a sound judgment of what to believe or what action to take.