Critically thinking

Taylor Wester

Chamberlain University

July 11, 2021

The ability to think clearly and effectively in order to influence one's actions, thoughts, beliefs, and behavior is referred to as critical thinking. Independent thinkers, critical thinkers examine a variety of ideas and their relationships in order to find the best solution. A person might use this method to advocate for anything by combining his or her expertise, experience, and research-based information. As a result, critical thinking enables a person to notice, formulate, and analyze a wide range of arguments, as well as to solve them using a systematic approach that incorporates ethics, values, and beliefs (Facione & Gittens, 2016).

The book highlights the necessity of thinking critically in our lives. Thinking critically helps in solving different problems. As a result, people are able to make objective and rational decisions. Critical thinking should be fostered, according to the textbook, because it aids in the settlement of tough personal, political, economic, and social problems and issues that pose substantial threats/risks to an individual. Attempts to stifle, divert, derail, or distract critical thinking leads to irrational, unbiased, irrational, and poor decisions, which exacerbate problems. From the book, so as to think critically, a person should interpret, analyze, infer, evaluate, explain, and self-regulate in order to make the better decisions.

With the capability to think critically, students are equipped with abilities to solve problems and make decisions. Thus, they have an easy time in school. Chapters 12, 13 and 14 give important patterns of human reasoning. Students are able to evaluate and recognize ideological, empirical and comparative reasoning. The primary concepts governing human reasoning and critical thinking are referred to as the "heart of the matter." As a result, the chapters are structured to outline the major patterns involved in critical thinking, thus the title of the book.

The chapters, entails two basic contexts. These are assessing and noticing thinking capacity. Students are able to distinguish the advantages, hazards, and applications of each context of thinking. Recognizing that a problem exists and how to solve it indeed requires critical thinking as well, it entails considering the pros and cons before one makes a decision. The key concepts. To think critically, recognition and assessment are important as they allow the people to think independently and solve problems.

Managing classwork and work is my greatest struggle. It may appear as straightforward tasks, but devising an effective calendar to help me balance the tasks require critical thinking. As the leader of marketing in work place, critical thinking will help manage my work and class. Critical thinking will help create a strategy that will help me balance classwork and career. The first three chapters will be beneficial to me in accomplishing this task.


Facione, P., & Gittens, C. A. (2016). Think critically. Pearson