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20201016T0925 20201016T1025 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh Critical Thinking in Essay Wring: From Argumentation to Task Achievement and Coherence

"Critical thinking is evaluating whether we should be convinced that […] some argument is good, as well as formulating good argument" (Epstein, 2006, p. 5). In the IELTS task 2 writing band descriptors (public version) - band 8, the task achievement criterium requires that the candidate "presents a well-developed response to the question with relevant, extended and supported ideas," and the coherence of this band means that the candidate "sequences information and ideas logically." Accordingly, this workshop aims at developing learners' essay writing skills on the basis of critical thinking strategies suggested by van Eeneren, Grootendorst, & Henkenmans (2002). Specifically, when writing the outline for their essays, language learners may develop their ideas basing on a symptomatic relation, a relation of analogy or a causal relation. Then, when checking their works they should be aware of some mistakes in idea development like violations of the starting point rule (including the fallacy of circular reasoning), violations of the argument scheme rule (such as the populist fallacy, the mistake of confusing facts with value judgments, the fallacy of hasty generalization, and the fallacy of false analogy), violations of the validity rule (e.g., the fallacy of division and the fallacy of composition), violations of the closure rule (for instance the fallacy of concluding that a standpoint is true because it has been defended successfully), and violations of the usage rule (including the fallacy of unclarity or the fallacy of ambiguity).

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"Critical thinking is evaluating whether we should be convinced that […] some argument is good, as well as formulating good argument" (Epstein, 2006, p. 5). In the IELTS task 2 writing band descriptors (public version) - band 8, the task achievement criterium requires that the candidate "presents a well-developed response to the question with relevant, extended and supported ideas," and the coherence of this band means that the candidate "sequences information and ideas logically." Accordingly, this workshop aims at developing learners' essay writing skills on the basis of critical thinking strategies suggested by van Eeneren, Grootendorst, & Henkenmans (2002). Specifically, when writing the outline for their essays, language learners may develop their ideas basing on a symptomatic relation, a relation of analogy or a causal relation. Then, when checking their works they should be aware of some mistakes in idea development like violations of the starting point rule (including the fallacy of circular reasoning), violations of the argument scheme rule (such as the populist fallacy, the mistake of confusing facts with value judgments, the fallacy of hasty generalization, and the fallacy of false analogy), violations of the validity rule (e.g., the fallacy of division and the fallacy of composition), violations of the closure rule (for instance the fallacy of concluding that a standpoint is true because it has been defended successfully), and violations of the usage rule (including the fallacy of unclarity or the fallacy of ambiguity).

teacher
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University of Languages and International Studies, VNU Hanoi
Mr. Ngoc Tung Vu
University at Albany, SUNY
Ms. Van Tang
Lecturer
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University of Foreign Language Studies - The University of Danang
Ms. Nguyen  Loan
Vice Head of Division of English Linguistics and Culture Studies
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Hung Vuong University
Mr. Khanh  Bui
Co-Director of Reviewing Committee VIC 2020
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VTA
teacher
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Ms. Linh English
Teacher of English
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VNU-HCM High School for the Gifted
Mrs. Trung Nguyen
Dean of Department of Foreign Languages
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Quang Nam University
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