Workshop Tutor: Austin Griffiths
I had always thought that to think critically means to think of the pros and cons of the subject of discussion. However, from this workshop I realise that critical thinking was not just about arguing the pros and cons, but also questioning and logic. The tutor was very descriptive when explaining about how to apply a challenging mindset when we are reading or writing. Besides, I find logic to be very interesting to make our argument sound. It also encourages us to think from different perspective because different people would have different logic when explaining a particular fallacy. It is quite mind-boggling to find out that people from other countries would actually think very differently than us when we were discussing the fallacies. In conclusion, it is desirable for every university students to get exposed to this kind of knowledge as it would provide immense help for us in assignment writing as well as discussion sessions in seminars.
To be more critical and try to ask more questions during lectures, seminars and reading starting from this term.
To apply logic whenever I would have a discussion either with my friends or in a debate. I could consistently practice this as I am a member of the Model United Nation in the university and thus will have a mock conference every week to discuss about world issue.
Never generalise people or things, and try to look at them from a different perspectives. I will try to question myself and challenge my original believes when I talk to people of other cultures.
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