Critical Thinking

Unfortunately, neither school nor university teaches this.

Nowadays our actions are largely determined by what we have read or heard somewhere. Therefore, the ability to filter, question other people’s thoughts, analyse and draw conclusions is necessary both in work and in life. The skill of critical thinking helps to identify what is important, to solve problems effectively, to look at ideas sensibly, and separate the true from the false.

Exercise: Open a news site. Look at the headlines of all the articles, identify the main topics of each and make a list of them (you can do it mentally). Highlight a few of the main messages that this media outlet is broadcasting.

You can do the same thing on a weekly or monthly basis. Are there any topics or ideas that the outlet consistently promotes? Analyse several different sources in this manner to see the global picture.

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