Using the concepts learned through the readings and lecture pages, write a letter to yourself (your letter’s body should be an APA-formatted essay) on critical reasoning that you will read one year from now. This letter should analyze and synthesize key concepts you have learned in Modules 1 and 2 to serve as a “benchmark” for your development as a thinker over the next year.
Include the following ideas and terms in your letter:
Which parts of the universal intellectual standards or the elements of reason are most difficult for you at this point? What strategies could you implement to grow?
To what stage of critical thinking do you aspire? How might assumptions, inert information, or activated ignorance impact your thinking?
What key concepts or ideas shape your thinking today? How might you actively examine, challenge, and, if necessary, replace these concepts or ideas to expand your critical thinking capacities?
Cite all claims and ideas using scholarly sources. For this assignment, you may use the first person.
Include at least one scholarly source that is not part of the required or recommended reading for this course.