Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is a key pillar of intellectual excellence in academics at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. At Smith and in your professional life after Smith, you will need to excel at meeting six critical thinking standards, which are hallmarks of rigorous and evidence-based decision making: accuracy, breadth, clarity, depth, precision, and relevance. Adhering to these six standards while engaging in critical reasoning according to the eight elements below will help you to improve your decision making process.

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