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Critical or analytical thinking "is that mode of thinking - about any subject, content, or problem - in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully taking charge of the structures inherent in thinking and imposing intellectual standards upon them" (Paul & Elder, 2008, as cited by The Foundation for Critical Thinking, n.d., para. 10). For more information on definitions of critical thinking, please see Defining Critical Thinking.
You're going to hear a lot about critical thinking during your time as an RRU student. After all, the demonstration of critical thinking is an essential aspect of university-level writing, and that's an exciting opportunity to connect your thinking with your reader(s).
The Foundation for Critical Thinking. (n.d.). Defining critical thinking. https://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/defining-critical-thinking/766
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