Everyday people are face with numerous decisions to make and problems to solve. Decision-making and problem solving is the very core in many aspects of life, yet some decision making can be very difficult to accomplish.
Critical thinking is an important skill to acquire, by obtaining this skill; a person will be able to make an appropriate decisions.
What is critical thinking? According to the reading, critical thinking is "reacting with systematic evaluation to what you have read or heard." It is important for a person to think critically in order to better understand a certain situation. Critical thinking skills allows people to see all sides of an issue, look for creative alternatives, approaches to problems, and make well thought out decisions. When a person understands what the writer or speaker is trying to convey, they are able to agree or disagree with the writer or speaker because they have the knowledge to make their decision. The skills an individual needs to obtain in order to think critically is first, consider the importance of the issue. Once the issue is important to the individual, they can begin searching for more information by ask important question pertaining to the issue and reflecting on the answers. Asking the right questions gives a person more specific information about the issue. Once they identifying the correct facts they will be able to think collaboratively of different ways to proceed. With this understanding, the individual can reach an opinion base on the available information and arrive at a conclusion. A critical thinker looks at all the options prior to making the final decision
The purpose of critical thinking is to achieve understanding, evaluate viewpoints, and solve problems. In order for a person to be a good critical thinker they must be able to identify the issue, ask thought provoking questions, find new solutions, be a good listener, suspend judgment until al...