A critical thinker is open minded and mindful of alternatives. Critical thinking is a type of reasonable reflective thinking that is aimed at deciding what to believe or what to do. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening can be done critically or uncritically. Thinking critically involves seeing things in an open minded way and consider an idea or concept from as many angles as possible. One of the three things about what I learned in this class was one of the habits that hinder thinking is resistance to change. It is just the ways some people feel about certain things and is afraid of changes. Second thing I learned was that it is important to make a distinction between the person and the person’s idea because we tend to heed the advice of someone we like even if it is harmful to us than listen to someone we do not like. Third thing I learned was when a problem becomes an issue. This was big discussion among the class that week. As soon as you address the issue, you are going to have a problem. I knew I had to work on my critical thinking before this course ever started, to work on my critical thinking skills was something I know I could have never figured out on my own. Especially redefining the way I see things, working on my thinking skills was something I thought I did not need any help on, but as I went through this course I realize I did needed help. Asking myself questions to get the right answer to what I am thinking about is another significant thing that I learned how to do during this course. In week one of this class my stage of critical thinking was “The Practicing Thinker”. In Week One I talked about how I had a habit of just letting everything flow in my life and not putting things on a schedule. I did this because it just seems like when I plan something it never works out. So, I just got into the habit of just letting it flow if it happens it just happens that is how I felt about the...
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