Critical Thinking

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Critical thinking is making a series of moves in order to fully absorb a subject. Engaging in this skill advances your scholarship. This is beneficial for scholars to develop in their educational career; it creates open-mindedness and introduces new perspectives. In our class discussion that took place on Tuesday March 4, 2014, Ashley mentioned two key necessary moves in the process of critical thinking: question everything and explore thoroughly before coming to conclusions. Looking at something from all angles and drawing connections are also vital principles. Making judgments can be justified by critically thinking through the situation. Pushing yourself to question everything forces you to think deeper, which Bill consistently demonstrates throughout our discussions. We all possess this capability, but too often are we not confident enough to take advantage of it. It takes courage to have self-responsibility. Critical thinking is a step in gaining command of the field by acquiring a deeper understanding of the subject.