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What is Critical Thinking?

Critical thinking is the ability to discern all sides of any given issue for oneself, rather than taking someone else’s word for it. 


  • Students learn more when they approach all sides of a question, research the pros and cons of each, and then decide the best way forward based on the best available information, data, and evidence — rather than simply being told by others. 


  • In the sciences, the equivalent would be the scientific method: testing a theory for oneself using data and evidence, rather than just assuming that a theory is automatically true.

Critical Thinking Resources


Look here for articles, studies, speeches, and other resources that give you more information about our core values of free speech, intellectual humility, critical thinking, and viewpoint diversity. 

Critical Thinking

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