1) Criticism can be offensive to people. Critical thinking is also difficult to achieve and, if practicing consistently, can be alienating for some people. Assume the above claims are largely true. If so, is this a good reason not to engage in critical thought? Why or why not? In your paper analyze the possibility of avoiding critical thinking altogether. Could there be ANY benefits in doing this? Explain.

2) Maybe we should not analyze every situation in life. For this paper examine whether there is there any benefit to limiting critical reasoning skills. When should we refrain from critical thought and accept that feelings or instincts are better guides to making decisions. In your paper analyze the implications to limiting critical thinking.

3) Critical Thinking in Education. How do you think teachers should best approach their profession and what role should critical thinking have in education? Argue for why critical thinking can or cannot improve education.

4) The significance of critical thinking in the world today. Is there a link between critical thinking, reflective analysis of problems and ethics? If so, what role should critical thinking have in improving the situation in the world today? Argue why critical thinking might be useful to solving global problems. Why or why not. Explain.

5) Making Use of the Stages of Critical Thinking. These are highly useful in most research and help us in learning about the world. In your paper, describe the stages involved in critical thinking and examine their scope. What steps in the process are most useful, which least? If you could only keep two or three stages intact, which would they be?

6) Critical Thinking on the Streets. Explore the many ways a student can use the lessons learnt in critical thinking classes to real-life situations. Give at least three examples and connect the skills we have learned to situations that affect people’s lives.