What Does it Mean to Become a Critical Thinker?

A critical thinker is someone who has the ability to give a clear and clean answer. Although not everyone are very effective critical thinkers, there are ways to improve this.

One thing you can do to become a good critical thinker is to read through and analyze proverbs, or famous quotes. What this does is it makes you think about the true meaning of that particular sentence(s). Another trait you need to need to have to become a critical thinker is to think “outside the box.” What that means is that you must not think the obvious to find out an answer. This is essential for finding meanings of many questions or quotes. Finally, you want to be accurate and precise with your answer, otherwise, it will just sound like nonsense and no one will get the answer.

If you are able to improve upon these traits I mentioned above, you will definitely become a great critical thinker!


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To learn more about this topic, check out the following links!

Defining Critical Thinking. (2014). Retrieved from https://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/defining-critical-thinking/766

Elkins, J. The Critical Thinking Movement: Alternating Currents in One Teacher’s Thinking. (2014). Retrieved from http://myweb.wvnet.edu/~jelkins/critproj/overview.html

Kurland, D. What is Critical Thinking? (2014). Retrieved from http://myweb.wvnet.edu/~jelkins/critproj/overview.html


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