Critical Thinking Vs. Moral Thinking

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“In a world where critical thinking skills are almost scarce, repetition effectively advances the cognitive portion of the brain. It helps a thing get processed as truth. We used to call it unsubstantiated buy-in, or considered it a belief without proof. It only thrives in a society where thinking for one 's self is dejected. This indeed is how we lost our humanity, our traditions and most importantly our America.”
According to Webster’s dictionary, critical thinking is defined as disciplined thinking that is clear, rational and informed by evidence. Critical thinking has in the past been the downfall and the catalyst for today’s society. Without the ability to think critically states as well as governments are forced to make decisions that could potentially affect its citizens. As society continues to experience economic development the need for rational thinking becomes essential. However, this necessity of thinking is becoming more and more unavailable. Many scholars’ in today’s culture are unfortunately lacking in critical thinking skills. According to extensive research, students do poorly on simple logical reasoning tests (Evans, 2002). Only a select few of high school seniors can make knowledgeable, critical judgments about a written essay. (Perie, Grigg, and Donahue, 2005). This becomes problematic in the areas of both reading and writing. Only fifteen percent of 12th graders exhibit the proficiency to compose well-organized essays that consist of clear concise…

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