Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking is the analysis of available fact, evidence, observations, and arguments necessary to
form a judgement. The process of critical thinking is complex at times, involving several different rationale
for an unbiased analysis of the factual conclusion of the evidence. The process of critical thinking is self-
directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored and most importantly self-corrected as more information
becomes available. The circumstances involved with critical thinking varies from job to job as well as
day to day living. One must remember to be an effective critical thinker is to look at what has been
taught and told to you by people, media, etc. and then analysis of the information being presented. If you are at a point where you feel you should question the information, do so with respect and with facts to back up your argument. It is hard to argue with facts. People may have strong opinions and may not want to listen, or they may attempt to shut you down. Trust the facts. Some examples: a doctor may analyze a patient to determine what course of action is best. A scientist is always compelled to question and double check what they are researching. When dealing with people (social issues) it can be more difficult. You will
encounter prejudice, bias, sexism, racism and much more where strong feeling and beliefs are present.
The first step is to be able to talk about the issues without emotional outbursts. Crawl, walk, run process is
the best approach. Along with patience and understanding. Always be able to discuss issues calmly and

Discuss this with your parents or other important people in your life and record your
 How do I improve my Critical thinking skill in my life?

 What is the best method to question a controversial topic when people are emotional?

 Why is this important to be a critical thinker in today’s world?

 Other thoughts and ideas regarding manners.

Student: ______ Parent or Guardian: ________ Date: __