Critical Thinking

Assignment Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is an important part of problem solving, decision making, and everyday life.  So, what is critical thinking and why is it so important?

Assignment Steps

Prepare a 700-word paper (In APA format)  to yourself on critical thinking including the following:

· Explain critical thinking.

· Provide an example from your personal experience of critical thinking applied to a business decision.

· Discuss the importance and benefits of using critical thinking.

· Relate the importance and benefits of critical thinking to the example provided.

· Discuss ways you might use critical thinking in your current job or chosen career path.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.


Ch. 1 of Critical Thinking.

1. What are the roles of beliefs and claims in critical thinking?

2. What are some cognitive biases that affect critical thinking?

Critical Thinking Skills:


3. In this first week’s reading the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) Project of the Council for Aid to Education has provided us with a list of 21 items that they deem important.  Perform your own evaluation of this list. Do any of these come as a surprise? Which would you count as the top 2 and which the bottom 2? Justify your decision.


Ch. 2 of Critical Thinking.

4. What are some techniques for understanding and evaluating the structure and content of arguments?

5. How do cognitive biases affect critical thinking?

Cognitive Bias.

6. We all have exhibited a certain level of cognitive bias. Present one such example and explain why it’s a valid example and how you could have mitigated it from your decision process.


Ch. 3 of Critical Thinking

7. Which degrees of vagueness are acceptable and unacceptable?

8. How important is the clarity of language?