Critical Analysis On Critical Thinking

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Critical Self Reflection Essay
Critical thinking has been defined as the ability to be a disciplined thinker by using clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence. Critical thinking is a skill that takes years of practice to master. In this essay I will reflect on my personal stage of critical thinking and what strengths and weaknesses I currently have. This personal reflection will include what challenges I will face to advance my critical thinking skills and what requirements a critical thinker must have. I will also go into detail what a fair-minded thinker is and how this class can help to prepare me for the real world and the challenges a fair-minded thinker can face.
What does Critical Thinking mean to me?
When I think of critical thinking and how I would define it, the simplest definition is having the ability to solve or argue and issue by using unbiased, evidenced backed ideas. In any profession, a person must have the ability to solve problems and work with others. Having a biased opinion and not including other’s ideas and opinions into your own thought forces you to not have an open mind and limits expanded knowledge. In my career I have had to engage in multiple interviews. One of the things I found interesting in all of them was the focus on individuals ability to use critical thinking to solve complex, challenging issues. Many of the questions focused on past experiences or situations where the individual used their critical thinking skills to solve…
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