PHI 105 Week 1 What Is Critical Thinking? Essay Question

Find three sources
that discuss critical thinking. One source should be from the assigned and/or
optional readings, and the other two should be found through your own research.
Read the three sources, and consider how they define critical thinking.


In 300-500 words,
explain your own personal definition of critical thinking. Keep the
following guidelines in mind:


  1. Select a direct quote from one of your
    resources to include in your explanation.


  1. A reference page that documents the
    three sources you found (and any other resources you used) is required.
    Remember, all outside sources must be cited both in-text and on your
    reference page.


  1. The articles you found in your research
    may influence your definition, but your own ideas should be evident. In
    other words, your process should be: a) Read some definitions and
    descriptions of critical thinking; b) Comprehend or digest the
    information; and c) Write your own definition of critical thinking.


(Note: Do not simply
reword the definitions you read. Consider a new way to explain what you
understand critical thinking to be.)

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style
Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a grading rubric that can be viewed at the assignment's drop
box. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore,
you should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar
with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the

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