Critic Think

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As you journey through this unit, and are honing in on your critical thinking skills, you might have recognized the information regarding the Game Plan. To help in your critical thinking process, the Game Plan, located on pages 38-42 in your textbook, consisting of 10  strategies, was created to help assist you in making critical decisions. Strategy number 4, Keep an Intellectual Journal, will be the main focus of this assignment, however, other strategies will be included.

Be sure to read through the 10 strategies before continuing with this assignment.Throughout the week you are to keep a journal. Within this journal, list at least three situations that have occurred during the week that are emotionally significant to you (meaning things you deeply care about). The only journal entry requirement is to record these situations and respond to the prompts below. You do not need to make an entry every day.

From your list, accomplish the following, while keeping each situation separate from the rest:

1.Describe each situation and explain why each was important to you.

2.Describe how you behaved, with precise details, in each situation.

3.Formulate at least two questions that ask what was going on during the situation, and explain your answer to each question as a means of self-assessment.

4.Of the nine strategies remaining, remember you are keeping an intellectual journal, choose two and explain how using them will help you in decision making to solve each situation you listed.

Your journal needs to be a minimum of two pages in length, double spaced, and typed using 12-point Times New Roman font.

All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations.

10 Strategies

1 Use Wasted Time

2 Handle a problem a day

3 Internalize intellectual standards

4 keep an intellectual journal

5 practice intellectual strategies

6 reshape your character

7 deal with your ego

8 redefine the way you see things

9 Get in touch with your emotions

10 Analyze group influences on your life