The concept I chose to take out of “Authoring Your Life” is following your inner voice. To start off, you must find your inner voice. Once it’s found, you have to learn how to trust it. This isn’t easy but once you have accomplished this then you will feel like your life is fulfilling what you truly want to do. You will take on the front seat of the tandem bicycle.
Critical thinking can be a broad concept of expressing a deep analysis. Your thought process must go “below the surface.” This idea of going beyond the basics was brought up by both Taylor and Josh in our class discussion. In my opinion, going below the surface is taking an idea and dissecting it, questioning it, and thinking of all the aspects this idea may involve. Remembering other perspectives is the hard part. What I do to help my writing is take a step out of my own shoes and remind myself of the opposing position in order to gain a greater concept. To also better my understanding, I relate and apply things to my personal life. I make connections and draw links. Being critical involves “think[ing] in between the lines” (Magaly). However in order to fully critique, you need to weed out the bad information from the good to find a reasoned conclusion. This process will transform all of us into better scholars.
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