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  • critical thinking is a term that gets thrown around a lot.

  • You've probably heard it used often throughout the years, whether it was in school, at work or in everyday conversation.

  • But when you stop to think about it, just what exactly is critical thinking and how do you do it?

  • Simply put, it's the act of deliberately analyzing information so that you could make better judgments and decisions.

  • It involves using things like logic, reasoning and creativity to draw conclusions and generally understand things better.

  • This may sound like a pretty broad definition, and that's because critical thinking is a broad skill that could be applied to so many different situations.

  • You can use it to prepare for a job interview, manage your time, better make decisions about purchasing things and so much more now as humans.

  • We are constantly thinking it's something we can't turn off.

  • But not all of it is critical thinking.

  • No one thinks critically 100% of the time.

  • That would be pretty exhausting.

  • Instead, it's an intentional process, something that we consciously use when we're presented with difficult problems or important decisions in order to become a better critical thinker.

  • It's important to ask questions When you're presented with a problem or a decision before jumping to any conclusions, you can start with simple ones like What do I currently know?

  • And how do I know this?

  • These can help to give you a better idea of what you're working with and in some cases, simplify more complex issues.

  • Let's take a look at how we can use critical thinking to evaluate online information.

  • Say a friend of yours posts a news article on social media, and you're drawn to its headline.

  • If you were to use your everyday automatic thinking, you might accept it as fact and move on.

  • But if you were thinking critically, you would first analyzed the available information and ask some questions.

  • What's the source of this article?

  • Is the headline potentially misleading?

  • What are my friends general beliefs, And do they inform why they might have shared this?

  • After analyzing all of this information, you can draw a conclusion about whether you think the article is trustworthy.

  • Critical thinking has a wide range of applications in the real world.

  • It can help you to make better decisions, become more hirable and generally help you to better understand the world around you.

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critical thinking is a term that gets thrown around a lot.

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What is Critical Thinking?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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