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think aloud

To verbalize one's thoughts. A: "And I guess I should also pick up some plywood while we're out…" B: "Pardon me?" A: "Sorry, I'm just thinking aloud!"
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think aloud

Speak one's thoughts audibly, as in We need flour, sugar, butter-I'm just thinking aloud. [Early 1700s]
See also: think

ˌthink aˈloud


ˌthink out ˈloud

speak your thoughts about something, for example a problem, to yourself or to others, probably without organizing them as in normal speech: ‘What?’ ‘Oh, don’t worry. I was just thinking out loud.’
See also: think
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The effects of thinking aloud pair problem solving on high school students' chemistry problem-solving performance and verbal interaction.
Some dancers found the response categories to be restricting, with three participants selecting both Neutral and Agree and another dancer thinking aloud "I would like to say 3 and a half but as I cannot say it then, let's just say 3 [Neutral]" (P29, vocational aged 22).
Usually, in a study using TAPs, the verbalizing group is compared with a non-verbalizing group, and differences could be attributed to the process of thinking aloud when both groups are compared to a criterion, a measured account of the underlying process.
When visiting, he would focus on some aspect of our household management and (to her mind) imply criticism by murmuring "Just thinking aloud, I wonder if you could have got a better deal on x," or "Just thinking aloud, I wonder if another plumber would have done y differently." A shriek would follow, and I'd have to spend 40 minutes upstairs calming his daughter down.
Firstly, the researcher's presence may have influenced what was said (Oppenheim, 1992), and thinking aloud under observation is a novel and demanding task for most participants.
Here they use episodes such as reading aloud and shared reading to explicitly teach cognitive reading strategies and then encourage students to practise 'thinking aloud' in their own reading.
An "act of God." Not the firmament collapsing, But the blue vault of heaven A second quake's sent crashing from the ceiling-- Massive chunks of rubble from plaster clouds, The folds in the drapery of robes, From the figures themselves, thinking aloud Up there in what must have seemed eternity, But was only the matter In which time abided across the fall of centuries: At one end, the painter on his scaffold, candles Filling the Basilica, The wet lime gleaming on the faultless walls.
If students verbalized infrequently while working on test items, we reminded them to "keep thinking aloud" or "keep talking." Other than these prompts, we remained silent when students were thinking aloud to avoid disrupting or influencing their thought patterns (Ericsson & Simon, 1993).
Answers on page 23 Wit and wisdom 'Oh come on' Commentator Christopher Leigh was clearly thinking aloud at Flagg Moor point-to-point last Tuesday after a series of problems delayed the start of the open maiden Go figure 10 The number of years US jockey Sylvester Carmouche was banned after hiding in fog for a circuit at Delta Downs in January 1990 before rejoining the race and winning by 24 lengths Other lives He failed in both attempts at Group 1 level, but Steinbeck was a decent miler on his day and won two Group 3s to prove it.
eIuThere are certainly no deadlines but people are thinking aloud, eIwhere do we want to be in a yeareIUs timeeIU,eIN he added.
Yet the book profits from its energetic narrative style, as if Farrelly was thinking aloud; memorable descriptions such as of a grandmother's friendly platitude as 'a sniper-attack from doiley-land' do much for it.
From the second week in December you're thinking aloud and, whilst that's a good thing for you, the confusion it causes in others isn't really worth it.
The instructor models the specific strategy by thinking aloud. During the modeling, the instructor explicitly includes specific regulatory statements: goal setting, self-assessment, self-instructions, self-reinforcement, etc.; later students develop their personal statements.