Assignment: Critical Thinking Skills

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies for developing yourself as a critical thinker

Directions

  1. Think about someone you consider to be a critical thinker (friend, professor, historical figure, etc). What qualities does he/she have?
  2. Review some of the critical thinking strategies discussed on this page. Pick one strategy that makes sense to you. How can you apply this critical thinking technique to your academic work?
  3. Habits of mind are attitudes and beliefs that influence how you approach the world (i.e., inquiring attitude, open mind, respect for truth, etc). What is one habit of mind you would like to actively develop over the next year? How will you develop a daily practice to cultivate this habit?
  4. Write your responses in journal form.

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