Before starting this course, how did you think of critical thinking and decision making? Did you believe that they were linked? Why or why not? Now that you have studies critical thinking and decision making for the past four weeks, how has your thinking changed? Explain your answer.

To be very honest, I did not know a lot about critical thinking. Also is was not aware of systematic decision making in the light of critical thinking. For thinking, I mostly relied on simplistic thinking. I used the same technique while engaging in decision making. But not, at the middle of the course, I have become aware of using my higher mental functioning in thinking. I think that I should adopt to think critically, that is, analyze and evaluate a situation. Collect as much evidence as possible, and then form an opinion. This is what I would utilize in decision making as well.