Reflective Essay On Critical Thinking

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I heard somewhere that thinking about thinking is a sign of higher intelligence. But just thinking alone never gets done these days, much less thinking about thinking. Of course, we think about what we are going to wear to that special event, we think about all the work that we need to get done before tomorrow, we think about that really cool gadget that we saw at the store yesterday, and my personal favorite, we think about what we are going to eat later today. But is this the kind of thinking that is linked with higher intelligence? No, because then people like me would be titled as geniuses which would not be true, because we do not think critically and therefore we believe know everything when, in fact, we truly do not understand anything. …show more content…
My writing skills are usually in an average range, but I always believed that I had poor writing skills. One incident in my life knocked my confidence to an even lower position. Before senior year began I went to the open house, it was my first so I just did what my friends did. We were going around talking to old teachers and meeting new ones when I saw my AP language teacher. We greeted each other and talked about summer break and somehow the topic of AP exams came up. I had taken the exam for her class but I hadn’t gotten a chance to check my score over summer because I’d been out of country. I asked her if she knew my score, not thinking that she would even remember one student’s score, but then she asked, “Do you really want to know?” Her expression changed from “happy to see you” to “you really don’t want to know” so, I realized that I didn’t do well. I already knew that I had not done the best I could have on that exam but the way my teacher looked at me when she told me my score, but that look of disappointment that I received, I was one on the 9 students who didn’t pass out of over seventy students that took the exam, was more devastating than spending $92 on an exam that I ended up failing. It was the way her tone changed that made me feel so horrible that I couldn’t even pass an exam that was basically writing and analyzing. After that conversation I just told myself that I’m just bad at writing …show more content…
His class emphasized the importance of understanding and thinking rather than simply memorizing. I realized in that class that what I was bad at wasn’t writing, it was thinking. I realized then that the world is much bigger than just grades and scores. It is about understanding things around you and being able to put things in a perspective. I understood what he said, I understood that the boring cream walls of school were soon going to be left behind and the world was suddenly going to become much bigger. I knew that my grades were a very small part of what would become my entire life. But it was also senior year. I was trying to graduate and get in to college. I didn’t have time to think about my revelations. I did not care. They seemed like a waste of time. Life was running past and all that mattered was trying to get good grades. And then I realized that I had failed the most important lesson of life, but it didn’t matter until I took English

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