## Why is it important to challenge the assumptions of your readers?

It teaches us to question why something happens or prove otherwise. In science, we don’t believe assumptions until the experiment proves the truth. When we Challenge an Assumption based on a thought we have, we can help people prove or disprove their thoughts. Sharing personal thoughts with another can feel risky.

## What do you call a person that assumes?

“Presumptuous”is a word to describe a person who always assumes things.

## What questions would you ask yourself to check your assumptions?

An author is likely to make a value assumption if the issue involves value conflicts….The questions are as follows:

- What are the issue and the conclusion?
- What are the reasons?
- What are the assumptions?
- Are there any fallacies in the reasoning?
- How good is the evidence?

## How do you get rid of assumptions?

Here are 5 ways to challenge your assumptions:

- Ask rather than assume. Instead of basing your decisions on what you think you know, ask questions to get more information and clarification.
- Respond don’t react.
- Decide to see positive intentions.
- Empower and Equip Everyone.
- Shift from expectation to shared understanding.

## How do you explain assumptions?

An assumption is a point that the author doesn’t even try to prove. Rather than proving the assumption, the author simply assumes it is true. Remember: An assumption is not a point that the author tries to prove and fails. It’s a point he or she doesn’t even try to prove.

## What does it mean to challenge your assumptions?

Challenging assumptions is a problem solving strategy that involves testing ideas that are assumed to be true by an individual, group, institution, society, science or industry. Looking at a problem with new assumptions may lead to a more creative solution.

## What are underlying assumptions?

Underlying assumptions are the source of values in a culture and what causes actions within the organization. Organizational assumptions are usually “known,” but are not discussed, nor are they written or easily found. They are comprised of unconscious thoughts, beliefs, perceptions, and feelings (Schein, 2004).