My thinking evolves from comprehension. The way I comprehend things consist of understanding information, grasp meaning, translate knowledge into new context, interpret facts, compare, contrast, order, group, infer causes, predict consequences. This is when I start using old ideas to create new ones, generalize from given facts, relate knowledge from several areas, predict, and draw conclusions. My thinking process is affected by various factors. For example the people we surround ourselves with play an intimate part into our attitudes and perspective on life. My way of thinking could be considered a ladder of thought. I work my way up to get to the end of the matter.
I’m like a beginning thinker who develops a stage and is ready to analyze, recognize and express their thoughts in a constructive way. This doesn’t mean that I have the skills to do so, it simply shows that I’m in the proper frame of mind to accept the challenge and move on to the next level, and I get ready to understand that my thoughts have biological, geographical and cultural basis and that many of these influences were out of my control. This is when I realize that I have been a product of my environment and I’m ready to accept changes.
I realize with greater clarity that my thinking has been shaped by my upbringing, and that views and perspectives that my family had, are now mine. Understanding and trying to figure out where my inferences and assumptions have come from is another huge hurdle I am trying to overcome. As it pertains to being a student, I am trying to gather a broader range of understanding. Looking at the ways in which classes overlap, some of the meanings behind what is being taught, educators teaching styles, how classes and information pertain to my life and how I may explain the subject to another student or friend. All of these have required that I take a deeper look at the subject and determine the breadth and depth of the subject.