Developing Critical Thinking Skills

The Critical Thinking Community: College and University Students The single most significant variable in determining the quality of what you learn in college is your thinking. Certainly your instructors will play a role in your learning. Some of them will do a better job of helping you learn than others.  But even the best instructors can help you very little if you lack the intellectual skills necessary for thinking well through the course content. In the articles below, as well as the bundle and thinker’s guide set we recommend for college and university students, we introduce you to the tools of mind you need to reason well through the problems and issues you face, whether in the classroom, in your personal life, or in your professional life. If you take these ideas seriously, you could so something for yourself of lifelong value.

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