Critical Thinking. Your brain, like any other muscle in your body, it needs to be exercised to work its best. That exercise is called THINKING. I think, therefore I am.- Rene Descartes. What is critical thinking?. Commonly called “problem solving”
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I think, therefore I am.- Rene Descartes
The pathway to truth is paved in light...
Using details to discover the big ideas
from large numbers of facts, seek the bigger ideas or the abstractions behind the facts.
Ask yourself what are the ideas?
What larger concepts the detail suggest?
Seeking connections, finding new possibilities, rejecting nothing
see the general idea you have found to see what further ideas it suggests.
Do not reject any of your ideas.
Write them all down, you will narrow this list in next stage.
organizing your thoughts into logical steps, tossing out the rubbish
which of your solutions seems the most promising after you have conducted an exhaustive search for materials?
Do some answers conflict with others?
Which one can be believed?
Do you need further to refine or further test your generalization?
What further conclusion do good reasoning and evidence support?
being precise in giving your ideas to others.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s IDEAL!
Elementary, my dear thinker...
Don’t think about it, just sign it!
Can I draw you a conclusion?
Well, can I?
I just can’t make sense of this! Please explain more.
If you don't grow it, who will?
Professors and future employers value your ability to perform these critical thinking skills:
As blood is to the brain,
thinking is to the mind.