….it just might exist


A good amount of time in college will be spent thinking; thinking about what people have said, what you have read, what you yourself are thinking and how your thinking has changed. It is generally believed that the thinking process involves two aspects: reflective thinking and critical thinking. They are not separate processes; rather, they are closely connected. Critical thinking is the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment. We are not there…yet. Reflective thinking is a form of personal response to experiences, situations, events or new information. This is where we are.

For this post, I want you to reflect on your experiences through AIR1. Yes, it was only a single assignment in your English class, but the issues that you took the first step in examining are serious, present issues that preoccupy the society we live in. Reflecting on what you learned will most certainly affect how you move forward with this issue.

For this post, reflect on

  • The information you found
    • What did you find interesting? (be specific – cite research)
    • What made you really think? (be specific – cite research)
    • What surprised you? (be specific – cite research)
    • What offended you? (be specific – cite research)
    • What encouraged you? (be specific – cite research)
  • How your thinking has changed? Evolved?
  • What do you want to know more about?
    • Share a question(s)
    • (Try and answer it and share your answer)
  • Your experience sharing in your group
    • How was it communicating with your peers?
    • Did you feel comfortable? Uncomfortable? Inspired? Meh?
  • Something a group member shared about their social issue
    • Something that stuck with you
    • Interested you, confused you, shocked you, inspired you
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