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Q: How do you think assumptions might interfere with critical thinking?
A: t first glance, assumptions may not seem like they belong in the critical thinking process. However, your assumptions are a key factor because they give you quite a bit to think critically about! In your critical thinking, [ you need to take any assumptions you have and question them as you try to substantiate them or unsubstantiate them. With critical thinking and assumptions, it's also
important to understand what an inference is and how it relates to the entire process. Inference: A conclusion you come to in your mind based on something else that is true or you believe to be true Assumption: Part of your belief system. Something you don't question. Your mind takes for granted that your assumption is true Your beliefs (assumptions) cause you to come to conclusions (inferences). Your inferences then cause you to act accordingly. Ex. If I walk toward you with my hand out and smiling, you'll probably infer that I intend to shake your hand. Your assumption of my intent is based on similar experiences from your past. Those past events formed your belief about such situations. ]
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User: How do you think assumptions might interfere with critical thinking?

Weegy: t first glance, assumptions may not seem like they belong in the critical thinking process. However, your assumptions are a key factor because they give you quite a bit to think critically about! In your critical thinking, [ you need to take any assumptions you have and question them as you try to substantiate them or unsubstantiate them. With critical thinking and assumptions, it's also important to understand what an inference is and how it relates to the entire process. Inference: A conclusion you come to in your mind based on something else that is true or you believe to be true Assumption: Part of your belief system. Something you don't question. Your mind takes for granted that your assumption is true Your beliefs (assumptions) cause you to come to conclusions (inferences). Your inferences then cause you to act accordingly. Ex. If I walk toward you with my hand out and smiling, you'll probably infer that I intend to shake your hand. Your assumption of my intent is based on similar experiences from your past. Those past events formed your belief about such situations. ]
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User: What might you do to avoid making assumptions in your thinkking?

Weegy: void making assumptions until you have collected and examined sufficient evidence. The fact that a store is crowded with shoppers does not prove that the business is profitable. [ [ The past performance of a mutual fund does not guarantee that its value will increase in the future. A successful teacher cannot be assumed to be an effective principal. ] ]
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An assumption is a statement that is presumed to be true without concrete evidence to support it.
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