Critical Thinking

My Decision on Going                                   1

My Decision on Going Back to School
                                26 June 2010
                              Dr. Chris Enslin

My Decision on Going                                                                                                             2
My Decision on Going Back to School
What is critical thinking and how does it relate to decision making.   According to Schroyens (2005, p. 163), “critical thinking is one mode of thought that allows us to generate new knowledge upon which we can act in an changing environment.”   When using critical thinking they are looking more in-depth at all aspects of decision.   To make an informed decision, one must look at objectively at the possible answers and if the outcomes to these answers would be of benefit or harmful, then select the best   answer.   It challenges them to look   at the way that they always had made the decisions in light of an ever changing[Check spelling--if these two words function as an adjective, they should be spelled as a single hyphenated word] world.   Critical thinking challenges the assumptions, beliefs and values that are[Suggestion: see if the sentence can be rewritten to remove "that are" or "who are"]   based[The passive voice is a form of "be" (are) and a participle (based). Over-use of the passive voice can make paragraphs officious and tedious to read. Try to use the active voice most often, e.g., the student completed the paper on time. The passive voice version--The paper was completed on time by the student--See eCampus > Center for Writing Excellence > Tutorials & Guides > Grammar & Writing Guides > Active & passive voice]   on cultural influences.   By using critical thinking, a decision based on a solid foundation of fact not opinion or just because that is the way decisions have always been do not divide two-part verb beginning with has/have/had. Try to place "always" before or after...