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Analogy – Comparison based on a resemblance of things otherwise unlike.

Argument – A set of connected ideas, supported by examples, made by a writer to prove or disprove a point.

Assumption – A judgment, generalization, or bias influenced by experience and values.

Bias – A preference or inclination, especially one that prevents even-handed judgment.

Brainstorming – Letting your mind free-associate to come up with different ideas or answers.

Critical Thinking (also known as analytic thinking) – the process of gathering information, analyzing it in different ways, and evaluating it for the purposes of gaining understanding, solving a problem, or making a decision.

Fact – information presented as objectively real and verifiable.

Opinion – a belief, conclusion, or judgment that is inherently difficult, and sometimes impossible, to verify.

Perspective – A characteristic way of thinking about people, situations, events, and ideas.

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