What is critical thinking?

The ability to critically think through situations is a vital part of adult life. We’ve all seen people who just go with whatever the popular opinion or the easiest choice is without thinking through the consequences. Critical thinking skills will not only allow you to be successful in your career, but also in life.

Respond to the following questions.

1. What is critical thinking?
2. Why is it important?
3. Explain this statement from the Foundation for Critical Thinking: Critical thinking is self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrected thinking.

Here are a few resources to get you started:

http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/our-concept-and-definition-of-critical-thinking (Links to an external site.)
http://www.skillsyouneed.com/learn/critical-thinking.html (Links to an external site.)

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