What Kind of Thinker Are You?

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Stages of Critical Thinking

Stages of Critical Thinking

Complete the matrix by identifying the six stages of critical thinking, describing how to move from each stage to the next, and listing obstacles you may face as you move to the next stage of critical thinking.

Stages of critical thinkingHow to move to the next stageObstacles to moving to the next stage EXAMPLE:

The Unreflective ThinkerExamine my thinking to identify problems that affect my thinking.Deceiving myself about the effectiveness of my thinking The Challenged ThinkerDetermine the problems that I have in my thinking.Thinking that there are no problems in my own thinking, take up new challenges. The Beginning ThinkerDetermine new habits that I need to pick upNot being able to identify the habits that I need. The Practical ThinkerEstablish good habitsSticking to bad habits and not grasping the good ones, The Advanced ThinkerTaking charge and also being aware of my challenges.Not taking charge and not paying attention. The Accomplished ThinkerThe things that can be changed.To things that can be changed.

Write a 150- to 200-word explanation of your current stage of critical-thinking development and explain why you placed yourself at that stage. Format your paragraph consistent with Associate Level Writing Style Handbook guidelines.

I believe that I am a practical thinker. I believe this to be true because I do not always have the best habits and often need to remind myself of what habits I need to change. This is something that I have had to work hard on my entire life, and will probably spend the rest of my life working on. I have a lot of bad habits that I need to turn into good ones. I procrastinate and tend to get things done at the last minute, and I need to start doing things before they need to be done. I see good habits and sometimes I go with them but a lot of the time I stick with the habits that I have already had. I am the kind...
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