Welcome to the third and final episode in our back-to-school miniseries! Today we’re going to go over six evaluative questions you can ask when something seems a little fishy in the college classroom, and I also give you guys a list of five resources that have helped me immensely over the years as I learned the power of logical thought.
We’re probably all going a little bit nuts getting ready for the Fall semester, but let’s take a few seconds to pause and make a game plan for keeping up our critical thinking skills while we’re away at college this year. The resources I give you guys are almost all quick, fun things you can incorporate into your everyday life to stay sharp and logical. 😉
Let’s crush this school year, y’all!
Some highlights from today’s episode:
- Six questions to ask when you are evaluating ideas and statements
- Why these questions help you think through things you aren’t sure about, without immediately rushing to respond
- How I challenged my professor’s views on Marxism in the Soviet Union
- Resources that I wish I had had before my first semester of college
- Scott Adam’s Periscope talks
- Loserthink by Scott Adams (highly recommend! Also great on Audible.)
- This is a quick article on why learning statistics is a valuable skill
- The Fallacy Detective by Hans and Nathaniel Bluedorn (great as a reference book and as an introduction to informal logical fallacies)
- PragerU on YouTube, whose videos are perfect for a 5-minute educational break between your college classes
- Ask me questions about fallacies or faulty reasoning anytime you need some help! (Admit it, I’m your favorite resource on this whole list.)