Week5 Critical Thinking Reflection Essay

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Select one of the following questions and answer it in 200 to 300 words using the principles of critical thinking you learned in this course.
How can we reduce poverty in the United States?
Will receiving a college degree improve your career opportunities?
Has the United States peaked as a world power?

Will receiving a college degree improve your career opportunities?
Once I choice this question immediately my enculturation barrier surfaced, because as soon as I read the question I said to myself well yes it does, and I believe I said that to myself because that what we have all been taught by our parents, teachers, and media, so that’s what I know to be true. After realizing that I allowed my barrier to surface I stopped and started to
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Finding the Value in a College Degree. (2014, September). The Student Loan Ranger, (), . Retrieved from http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/student-loan-ranger/2012/09/12/finding-the-value-in-a-college-degree

Write, once you have answered the above question, a reflection of the process of critical thinking you used in forming your response. Include the following in your reflection:
How does the process of critical thinking you used relate to or differ from the process you used to find content for your answer?
How can you use critical thinking in other areas?
What steps can you take to ensure that you continue to use critical thinking in the future?

Reflection The process of critical thinking that I used to answer my question relates because in critical thinking you have to be willing to think differently and not just go with what you think you already know. You also have to ask yourself question and be able to understand the answers. I believe that I can use critical thinking in other areas by making sure that I am always open minded and be willing to listen and learn form others. The steps that I can take to ensure that I continue to use critical thinking in the future are to be able to acknowledge when I’m letting barriers get in the way, and make sure that I try to avoid them in the future. Other steps that I can take are to make sure that I question
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