Time Management, Critical Thinking, And Our Future Careers Essay
In this essay I will be talking about how critical thinking and the systemization of time do, in fact, benefit my current and future career.
So how is critical thinking, “the art of analyzing and evaluating thinking with a view to improving it” (Elder and Paul, 2010), crucial to my university studies and future career? What about time management, the organizing of time in regards to activities and work? In school and in the workforce, time management and critical thinking skills are essential to learning and are fundamental to our attainment of goals and tasks. I will be drawing on four main sources throughout this essay including Bowell and Kemp(2005), Elder and Paul (2010), and Valerie P. Jackson (2009) and Robert A. Kenedy (2009) to illuminate how critical thinking is a vital skill, as well as the importance of time management throughout different aspects of our lives.
According to Dr. Linda Elder and Dr. Richard Paul, much of our basic thinking, when left to itself, is biased and distorted. Critical thinking, however, "familiarizes you with techniques of argument analysis and assessment so that you become able to assess the strength of any argument you may encounter and thus determine whether you ought to be persuaded by it." (Bowell and Kemp, pg.2) By reading a text critically, we are able to better identify any flawed logic or negative points in the argument. Reading critically allows you to interpret the…