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About This Guide
This guide offers useful resources for the Critical Reasoning courses at West Coast University.
For help with understanding several concepts of critical thinking, please take a look at the Books tab to find helpful resources.
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Critical Thinking Videos
3 Steps to Critical Thinking
This video defines critical thinking from a psychological perspective and explains how it is developed. Recognizing and switching off emotions is the first step. This entails understanding how one feels and considering an alternate response. It’s important not to jump to conclusions: seek the facts and more evidence before responding.There might be other solutions if parties calm down first before examining a broader range of possibilities. Be willing to look beyond the ideas and information that merely confirm the view you already have.
A Student’s Guide to Critical Thinking
This video defines critical thinking and discusses why it is important for college students as they prepare for their careers. At the core to their preparation and eventual success in these careers will be the ability to think critically, reason skillfully, and - in this era of fake news - distinguish between fact and fiction.
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