Competent professionals apply CT to explain ideas, to answer questions, to do everything they do.
Summary of CT
Argument: An answer or solution or idea from a person.
How to Present an Argument:
Step 1. Summarize issue (own words)
Step 2. Give your reasoning/evidence.
Step 3. State your conclusion (make it personal; as in, here is what I believe)
- Be respectful (everyone has different beliefs).
- There is no right/wrong (only arguments).
- Choice 1. I am right. I know how things should be done. People who disagree with me are idiots. I know what other people should be doing. My ideas are the best ideas.
- Choice 2. I use critical thinking.
Demonstrate CT on this question (Steve Jobs’ Mindset)