Monthly Archives: March 2014


Critical Thinking

What is critical thinking? Well, there can be many different answers to this question. I didn’t have a great understanding of this topic before having the class discussion, but after I feel like that understanding has increased greatly

I would define critical thinking as the process of finding the solution to a problem. It is the steps you take to come to a solution. I came to this conclusion through our talks in class. A great example of critical thinking happened in class when Nicole Fry decided to stand on a chair to fill up the last little piece of the whiteboard left. She made this decision by using critical thinking; she evaluated her choices, and picked the best option to her. These steps are critical thinking, someone else might have reached a different conclusion but the process to get there would have been the same.

Key Terms

After reading the first six chapters of Authoring Your Life by Marcia B. Baxter Magolda I noticed some interesting key terms. Terms like internal sense of self (165), external influences (166), surrendering to motherhood (170), and internal foundation (184). I look forward to researching these terms, and discovering a deeper understanding of their meaning.