Critical Thinking

The habit of mind of analyzing issues, ideas, artifacts events and/or evidence to draw conclusions or solve problems.

  1. Identify the topic/subject of inquiry.
  2. Select appropriate resources required to draw conclusion(s) or solve the problem. 
  3. Apply resources to draw conclusion(s) or solve the problem.
  4. Evaluate conclusion(s) or solution to the problem.

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How to Upload the MCC's 4Cs Outcomes and Scoring Guidelines into your course.

Need help interpreting the criteria for Critical Thinking or aligning your assignments to the Critical Thinking Scoring Guidelines?


Megan Garvy, Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching and Learning

Lindsey Pedersen, Student Outcomes Committee Chair, 480-461-7530

Team Leads:

Marjorie Leta

Tim Florschuetz

Patrice Nango