critical thinking.pdf - David Rodriguez Tara Schumacher ENG 101 Persuasive paper Critical Thinking Critical thinking can be interpreted in many ways but

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David Rodriguez Tara Schumacher ENG 101 Persuasive paper 12/14/18 Critical Thinking Critical thinking can be interpreted in many ways, but one thing everyone can agree on is that it is valuable in life. Critical thinking to me is being faced with a situation and figuring out a well-thought analysis on how to solve the problem in the most efficient way. There have been several definitions brought up in past articles, but they all have the same concept. Many of the people who took part in these articles felt the need to bring up the important subject of critical thinking in students and young adults, Which Diane F. Halpern clearly explains in the article “Critical Thinking For College, Career, and Citizenship.” I found that many of the points were valid and well explained. Critical thinking should be top priority, due to the amount of independence that is expected from teenagers. Critical thinking is and will be essential when looking for a job in the future, so it is important that schools around the nation develop these thinking skills to a greater level. By improving the school curriculum, removing the importance of standardized testing, and motivating students to prioritize comprehension, they will be able to use their ability to think critically more effectively. Currently, the school curriculum hinders the student’s ability to truly learn and think critically. I strongly disagree that critical thinking is currently being taught correctly. Many students have trouble excelling in the classroom due to the lack of focus and comprehension, causing them to fall behind. From the article “Teaching Critical Thinking,” Marcia Clemmitt writes, “One of the biggest barriers to teaching thin king skills in the U.S. classrooms is the heavy
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