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Post by Ronald Benjamin on July 12, 2014


I your course very helpful in preparing for the Verbal Reasoning Section of the MCAT. iS there any particular videos or any recommendation that you can make to help me better prepare for that test?

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Last reply by: Professor Gonzaga
Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:01 AM

Post by Ikze Cho on March 18, 2013

Is it correct to say: Therefore, the teacher must have DRUNK coffee.
I'm just asking whether or not the verb form is correct.

Intro to Critical Thinking

  • Learning to Ask the right kinds of question
  • Arguments does mean fighting
  • Why we need to think critically
  • Brain neurology and critical thinking
  • Critical thinking at any age
  • Rationalism and Empiricism
  • Passive learning and active learning
  • Facts versus Opinions

Intro to Critical Thinking

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • The Brain Teaser 0:34
    • Correct
    • Incorrect
    • Why It's Incorrect
  • Critical Thinking: Why Bother? 2:33
    • Avoid the Bad
    • Get to the Good
  • The Plan 6:55
  • A Few Myths 7:29
    • Myth 1
    • Example
    • Practice: Fact or Opinion
    • Few Things to Remember
    • Myth 2
    • Why It's Partially True
  • Sponging and Panning for Gold 15:57
    • Sponging
    • Sponging Advantages
    • Sponging Disadvantages
    • How Panning for Gold is Similar to Sponging
    • How Panning for Gold Goes Beyond Sponging
    • Example: Panning for Gold
    • Example: Panning for Gold Questions
    • Example: Panning for Gold Counter Arguments
  • How Do I Know Its True 24:41
    • Empiricism
    • Rationalism
    • Examples of Empiricism
    • Examples of Rationalism
  • Asking the Right Questions 28:39
  • Assignment: Your Opinions 31:25