Critical Thinking Part I
Have you met people who act on impuse, making decisions based on hearsay or prejudices? Such people are not likely to be very good leaders. A successful leader gathers information, then carefully analyzes, interprets and understands it before acting. This process is called critcal thinking. Critical thinking is about how you approach problems, questions and issues
Critcal thinkers are able to consider information in different ways. First of all, they can Interpret: “they are able to translate the meaning of experiences, situations, data, and judgements. For example, they can paraphrase someone else’s ideas into tehier own words, recognize how someone is feeling from the look of their face or clarify the meaning of a graph or chart." (adapted from Competent Leadership, Toastmasters International)
The exercise for Interpretation is to choose a chapter from your winter reader High Life, Low Life and write a 100-word summary of the chapter. Make sure that you include the most important plots and introduce the character, with a clause or noun phrase, when he/she first appears in the story. Also, keep the tense consistent throughout your summary.