Go over the lesson's content, then strive to: Did you know…We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities.It requires wanting to see what evidence is involved to support a particular argument or conclusion.
Go over the lesson's content, then strive to: Did you know…We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities.
Additionally, she told you that one morning she was running late for work and forgot to take her vitamin C supplement. She now insists that you take vitamin C every day or you will get sick, just like she did in her story.
Many people hearing this story would just accept this and think, 'To avoid getting sick I should take vitamin C.' Although this type of logic is very common, it lacks critical-thinking skills.
Is this conclusion based on evidence or gut feelings?
' and 'Are there alternative possibilities when given new pieces of information?
As a result, you looked up articles on the relationship between vitamin C and cold prevention.
After reading several reports, you've found that scientific studies on whether vitamin C prevents the common cold have been conducted, and the results have been inconsistent.If your aunt is like most people, she will hear this scientifically-valid evidence and still insist that her idea about cold prevention through vitamin C is correct based on her personal experience.Part of critical thinking is demonstrating humility, and many people (in this case, your aunt) have trouble doing this.' Additionally, critical thinking can be divided into the following three core skills: Many people decide to make changes in their daily lives based on anecdotes, or stories from one person's experience.For example, let's say that your aunt told you that she takes a vitamin C supplement every day.Why did your aunt decide to take vitamin C rather than vitamin D, or any other vitamin?Also, there was never any indication given that there exists a direct link between not taking vitamin C and developing a cold. However, there could be many other variables involved that have nothing to do with vitamin C.Maybe she was already developing a cold and that particular day it just happened to manifest itself.Maybe a sick person sneezed on her in the elevator that morning.Try it risk-free Critical thinking is a term that we hear a lot, but many people don't really stop to think about what it means or how to use it.This lesson will tell you exactly what it means and make you realize that the average person largely ignores critical thinking.