good reason to do so (23). In interactions with other students, being a critic to oneself help in
better communication and interaction in a college environment.
Critical thinking help students think about concepts. Understanding that everything in
the world has a given meaning helps in concept creation in students mind. In school, critical
thinking helps students conceptualize the world. Students are born and raised in different cultures
and socialization (Concepts 9). Critical thinking helps in differentiating ideas and concepts
gained from the social conditioning and concepts and ideas in the school environment. For
example, English is the first language used in Australia, England, Ireland and the United States.
Although the language is shared in all those countries, they still have their own social cultures
and beliefs (9). A student, therefore, uses critical thinking in appreciating that different people
have their own cultures and it’s important to respect their cultures.
Lastly, critical thinking helps in critical writing. In college students are required to do
assignments, term papers and research on different topics. Organization of thoughts is a critical
element to ensure that ideas are presented in a logical and well-understood manner (Targets 65).
Students who use critical thinking in their writing, breakdown their thought processes into parts.
After breaking down their thoughts, they articulate points in an easily understandable way
through avoiding vague, irrelevant and trivial writing in their work (65). Critical thinking is,
therefore, an important component in writing and organizing work in students’ assignments in
In conclusion, critical thinking is very essential in student's life in college. College
academic life requires integration of critical thinking, critical writing and critical reading to