Us/101 Week 9 Discusson Questions

What are the three steps of critical thinking? What do they include? How might mastery of these skills make you a more effective college student and adult learner?
The three steps to critical thinking are to size up the situation so that you know what is or isn’t happening around you. Debate the alternatives because all ideas are not equal to each other. And reflect the process because you need to evaluate the PROCESS as it applies to your PROGRESS. Some tools for critical thinkers to use are: Recall and Remember, Similarities, Differences, Cause & Effect, Examples to Ideas, Ideas to Examples, and Evaluation. Also, it never hurts a critical thinker to plan, anticipate, ask questions, and use any human resources available to them. I look at critical thinking as having common sense and curiosity. Use your mind and experiences to help you figure something out. Critical thinking is something that we can always improve upon, and college is the perfect time to do so. If I can not practice critical thinking as a college student, then employers will be more likely to look past my resume and wont want to hire me.

Watch the video, Critical Thinking, Key Actions to Take and answer the following questions: How have you used these actions to solve problems in your daily life? How are critical thinking skills in your daily life and in your academic life similar? How are they different?
I know I have used recall and remember many times in my life to learn from my mistakes so I know how to avoid the bad experiences in the future. I always use similarity a lot, especially when I am driving. I am hesitant to take new back roads because I do not know where they will take me. Therefore, I keep on the roads I know so that I don’t get lost, although sometimes I have no choice but to try a new route. I think of evaluation as the old saying “think before you speak/act” because you always need to stop and evaluate where you are with something so you know how best to proceed. My...