Students need to have the proper critical thinking process. This is an important thing to have as they are embarking a new journey into the college life. Unfortunately, many students lack this basic skill and they may not aware that there’s something called critical thinking skill. Without being able to think critically, students will have no capabilities of doing specific things, such as doing researches properly and creatively. There are different areas of critical thinking that we should be aware of. Students should also be able to clarify and analyze information. Critical thinking often begins by being able to properly gather information. Data is often available in a raw form and we are being bombarded with so much information. We should know whether a piece of information is valid. Secondary information should also be able to support the core information. Students will need to learn about different processes, concepts, theories and models in college. Students will need to review the assignment and determine they have the proper logistics to complete the task.
If the paper is 15 pages long, it is important that students are backed up with enough data. The paper should be properly focused on the topic and there are parameters that need to be fulfilled. Often, students are able to find many relevant data from online databases and local libraries in the college. When creating a paper, students should be properly focused on things that need to be accomplished. There could be multiple approaches on analyzing a subject and whatever topic we choose, we should make sure that the information is properly clarified. When creating paper, we should make sure that information is broken into different parts, that could be discussed separately in sections or chapters. Some ideas can be compared and examined individually. By creating different parts, we should be able to dig deeper into each and we should be able to gain better understanding. We should know how these topics could relate to one another.
The next step is to determine whether there are real life examples that support our ideas. We should make sure that our arguments have achieved requirements for validity. There should be empirical evidences that fully support our ideas. If they don’t match, it’s time to return to the drawing board and re-analyze the information. We shouldn’t crop the information too much just to fit our view. There is a lot of information that can make our ideas become more valid. Students should also create papers based on facts, instead of opinions. The most relevant facts should be included into our paper, while the least relevant opinions should be omitted. In any case, facts should be more important than opinions. Easy step should be followed to make that we have critical thinking. This skill can be developed by students, so they are able to become a professional with excellent critical thinking after graduation. We need to make sure that this skill will continue to expand.