Omar Rodriguez:email@example.com Pol csi section c3322 Mondays 6:50 Importance of Critical Thinking and Critical Writing in the Social Sciences. My evaluation about critical thinking is the next: like the title says we criticize. A movie, a book, an action, a person, a thing, or everything we can see, touch or feel. Our critique lets the rest of the universe know what we think and who we are, if somebody said to me that I am a bad person I would automatically come up with all my good quality’s and yet point out the weakness of whoever is criticizing me. That is a good example of how critical thinking is important, now what does it have to with the importance of critical thinking with social science? Let’s name one social science for example politics. A lot, simply because politics is a science and the word politics comes from the Greek Politikos: is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a global, civic or individual level. More narrowly, it refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance — organized control over a human community, particularly a state. In my own word it means to influence people to get somewhere like the Oval Office, the White House or the Congress, but how do you influence many people? Are you going to vote for someone just because is an option or because this person induced you to vote because you heard about what this person doesn’t like or what this person doesn’t do and how it would help you in your daily life? The second option sounds more reasonable right that sounds more like a critical thinking. So back at the beginning critical thinking is how you get people to know your point of view in many of the social sciences. Politics is only one example. When do you do critical thinking in your daily life? Let say you need to hire a lawyer (law is a social science) you have a directory with lawyers profiles and photos a normal person would go for how confident they look in the picture, their orientation and most likely pick the cheapest one among those with the characteristics I mentioned before that’s what we call superficial thinking. How critical thinking would help us with in this case and how would you do it? First you start off by criticizing yourself why do I need it? Can I afford it? Is there another option? Am I confortable with this? Analyze and interpret every single detail of the situation then when it comes the moment to pick one start analyzing the convenience of every one of them, read their resume, and analyze their personality, think of why did they become lawyers, see how far is their office from your house, analyze how his/her experience will help you reach your goal, and once you add up all this you’ll be able to narrow down your search and say why you don’t want to hire a or b according to the conclusions of your own critical thinking. And be able to criticize the ones you didn’t pick with strong facts.
As I mentioned before critical thinking help us make better decisions by analyzing every detail and ask why is this that way or why things happen. Critical writing is about the same whatever you can think you can print it on paper in a formal way
and processes (dictionary.com). Before I attended Psychology 201 my thoughts on psychology were pretty simple. When I heard the word psychology I would think about a psychotic patient sitting in a room with a therapist discussing his/hers problems in life and the therapist trying to find an overall solution to that person’s problem. Once undergoing the course I realized that there is more to psychology than what I had thought. From the different kinds of sleeping people fall into to the left side…
Critical thinking can be defined as the process an individual takes that includes thinking in a logical and sensible manner in order to make a rational decision. Critical thinking also requires an individual to think past their normal capacity or “outside of the box” while improving the quality of thought. “The thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully taking charge of the structures inherent in thinking and imposing intellectual standards…
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Dictionary.com defines critical thinking as “the mental process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion. Disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence: The questions are intended to develop your critical thinking”. Knowing that you would not be bias but could see the whole situation and not judge is condemned. Having a better…
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Stages of Critical Thinking
Complete the matrix by identifying the six stages of critical thinking, describing how to move from each stage to the next, and listing obstacles you may face as you move to the next stage of critical thinking.
|Stages of Critical Thinking |How to Move to the Next Stage |Obstacles to Moving to the Next Stage |
|EXAMPLE: |Examine my thinking to identify problems |Deceiving…
Critical Thinking Revisited?
Many lessons are learned in life. Some lessons are instructions on how to be polite, how much of a tip should be given for different services, and how to be professional. Another lesson not often taught in the workplace or at home, are the hows and whys of critical thinking. Critical thinking is an important skill and can be described as the careful and deliberate determination to accept, reject, or suspend judgment about a claim. In this, critical…
Critical Thinking Discussion and Summary
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Critical Thinking Discussion and Summary
Everyone thinks. It is in our nature to do so. However much of our thinking by itself, is biased, distorted or outright prejudiced("The Critical Thinking Society", 2015). The quality of our life and the quality of what we produce or build depends squarely on the quality of our thought process. Poor thinking is costly, both in business and in our quality of life…
Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. (National council, 1987)
When it comes to thinking critical we have many different levels. Most of the thing we do throughout…
What is Critical Thinking?
Critical Thinking is a strong topic in the field of education. We are given the opportunity to test thinking skills, which will identify, emphasize and develop the use of solving problems, taking test, and engaging in discussion forums with other students. This strategy will improve the quality of one’s own thinking using skillful analogies, then assessing and reconstruction them.
Critical thinking is often used in everyday lifestyle,…
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Response to Ruggerio’s “What Is Critical Thinking”
After reading Ruggerio’s “What Is Critical Thinking” I was able to understand the difference between a critical thinker and a non-critical thinker. The issue I came across with this essay is how Ruggerio emphasized that you are either one or the other. Take myself for example; there are situations that come about where I will fall into the critical thinker category. There are in turn some instances that I act on…