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Protecting young minds from indoctrination with lessons in critical thinking and how to identify misinformation.
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Description of Subscriber Posts
Each subscriber post is a lesson on a specific skill or concept in critical thinking. In 10 - 15 minutes, students learn how to put it immediately into practice. 
With Mindvax, students develop a reliable critical thinking system that they instinctively use everyday. It teaches how to analyze information for integrity and accuracy, thereby reducing the influence of misinformation. 

Mindvax lessons are written in easy-to-read story form using common real-life scenarios. Students can visualize themselves in the narratives and learn critical thinking application from normal life experiences.

There are 7 sections in most lessons (some have fewer sections):

Overview
Description of the Skill or Concept
Examples
Analysis of Examples using Critical Thinking
Conclusions after Critical Thinking
Specific Recommendations on how to put Lesson into Immediate Practice
Preview of the next Lesson

There are three specialty lesson series that show how to specifically use critical thinking in areas outside of school:
Not Falling For That - Teaches how to identify misinformation in news articles and videos
Conversation Skills - Educates students how to use critical thinking techniques to have more fruitful conversations
Work Smarter - Focuses on improving work management and cognitive skills

Applicable for Middle School, High School, College, Homeschool
Lessons are posted weekly.

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--- Access to all subscriber-only lessons from the Critical Thinking, Work Smarter and Not Falling For That series. See lesson descriptions in pinned post at top of page.

--- A copy of Mindvax's Critical Thinking & Essay Writing eBook (PDF-version) - Using our propriety critical thinking protocols, the eBook teaches students how to organize and analyze information and how to structure and complete 25 types of writing assignments using a critical thinking perspective.

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--- 3 private assignment help sessions per month specifically designed to teach critical thinking. Receive help with short answer homework assignments, essays, term papers, or public speaking assignments etc. For any assignment, Mindvax will supply critical thinking protocols specific for that assignment, so students learn how to think critically about any subject or issue. Applicable for middle school, high school and college.

--- A copy of Mindvax's Critical Thinking & Essay Writing eBook (PDF-version) - Using our propriety critical thinking protocols, the eBook teaches students how to organize and analyze information and how to structure and complete 25 types of writing assignments using a critical thinking perspective.

--- Unlimited access to all subscriber-only lessons from the Critical Thinking, Work Smarter and Not Falling For That series. See lesson descriptions in pinned post at top of page.

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  • 3 private assignment help sessions per month specifically designed to teach critical thinking. For assignments, Mindvax will supply critical thinking protocols specific for that assignment, so students learn how to think critically about any subject or issue. Receive assistance with short answer homework questions, essays, term papers, or public speaking assignments etc. Applicable for middle school, high school and college.
  • A copy of Mindvax's Critical Thinking and Essay Writing eBook (PDF-version) - Using our propriety critical thinking protocols, the eBook teaches students how to organize and analyze information and how to structure and complete 25 types of writing assignments using a critical thinking perspective.
  • Unlimited access to all subscriber-only lessons from the Critical Thinking, Work Smarter and Not Falling For That series. See lesson descriptions in pinned post at top of page.

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Be a free thinker and don't accept everything you hear as truth. Be critical and evaluate what you believe in.
-- Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Originally posted by Prof. Richard Feynman: https://bit.ly/3emzIW9
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Argument By Elimination Can Easily Lead You To Illogical ConclusionsHave you ever lost a TV remot...

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I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned. 
- Prof. Richard P. Feynman
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Why Two Or More Randomized Control Trials May Not Be Enough To Make Conclusive DeterminationsThis...

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If anyone tells you there is only one way, their way, get as far away from them as possible, both physically and philosophically.
― Jim Jarmusch 
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The Differences Between Evidence-Based And Inference-Based Studies And Why It MattersThis lesson ...

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Dear Subscribers: 
To receive your free copy of Mindvax's Critical Thinking & Essay Writing eBook, simply send us your Username using this contact form: Free eBook 
Please allow up to 48 hours for delivery.
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When in doubt about your logic or argument, stop and carefully review every step from the beginning. That doubt is your instincts telling you your critical thinking might be flawed in this case. Trust that instinct.
Think Critically 24/7
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How To Handle The Latest Trends In Conversation TacticsThis is a continuation of the lesson on ho...

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Several Approaches To Evaluating A Consensus For Legitimacy And Efficacy Consensus has become a c...

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Straw Man Moral Arguments - How To Recognize And Respond To Them People like it when others act l...

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You are not going to change someone's mind simply by giving him better, more accurate information. The response, most likely, will be to distort the information or to dismiss it by introducing non sequiturs.
People believe what they want to believe, even in face of contrary evidence. Very few like to admit when they are wrong, especially for something that has been believed for a considerable amount of time or induced by groupthink pressure.
Once you understand this dynamic, your goal in a conversation should be consistency in logic and much patience, as it often takes time and several conversations for someone to change his/her mind even a little.
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Statements That Are Not Arguments, But Are Presented As ArgumentsIn our earlier lesson about havi...

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Using The Guise Of Moral Clarity To Promote Propaganda And Misinformation An interesting trend in...

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Do Not Let Mischaracterizations Change The Premise Of Your Argument - Correct Them Immediately It...

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"It is important for you to ask pointed questions about an analogy, so its parameters are extremely well-defined. The structure of analogies too often leads you to see what you want to see in the analogy, which could be very different than what was intended by the person using it."
Excerpt from "Why Analogies Are Not Used As Arguments Or Taken Very Seriously By Critical Thinkers"  (https://bit.ly/38qLyLy)
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Using Succinct Responses As A Technique To Combat Propaganda and MisinformationIt is one thing to...

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Improve Everything You Do By Developing Personal Systems"With respect to developing effective per...

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How False Context Is Used To Promote A Misleading Narrative In an earlier lesson, "Manufacturing ...

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What Is Propaganda And Why Should You Be Aware Of It?This post and its sister post about misinfor...

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What Is The Difference Between Misinformation And Disinformation? This post and its sister post a...

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Schools have stopped teaching reasoning and critical thinking.
Time for a new option. 
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Redefining Words And Actions As A Method To Promote Propaganda And MisinformationThis lesson is a...

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Not Falling For That - Are All Fact-Checkers Interpreting Known Facts The Same Way?"That was fact...

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