My Experience At Developing As A Critical Thinker

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When I started this class I felt that I already had good critical thinking skills, however that was not the case. I was already practicing some of the skills on a daily basis, but not at a conscious or critical level. So what has been my journey at developing as a critical thinker? The "Game Plan" I made for myself at the beginning of class has helped me by having a visual focus to always look back to for guidance to reach my goals. I feel that I have gained more of an understanding of how the three strategies have benefited me in other ways than I had hoped. First, I wanted to redefine the way I see things. Intellectual courage has helped me to step out of my comfort zone, and to question my beliefs. I was raised in a very small town where everyone was basically the same. Anyone who questioned the way things were or how they should be were pretty much cast out. I was raised to cling to my culture and religion and I have to stay very closed minded. Life experience has taught me how important it is to have an open mind and not always see things as they first appear. I honestly feel...

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