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Think FSU is a curriculum enhancement plan to help Florida State University students apply critical thought to their chosen area of study. Through the Think FSU Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), students will apply learned behaviors taught in their areas of study to improve their ability to demonstrate the characteristics of a critical thinker.

Five Characteristics of a Critical Thinker

Develop A Thesis

Formulate a hypothesis related to their area of study


Explain the issue or problem clearly and comprehensively

Gather Evidence

Collect and apply evidence and data to support or refute a position on an issue


Analyze contexts, assumptions and perspectives when presenting a position on the hypothesis

Draw Conclusions

Draw logical conclusions and implications from the analysis of evidence and data related to the issue or problem in their area of study

QEP In The News

Think FSU: Plan aims to enhance critical thinking skills

Employers are increasingly saying that a capacity to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems is more important than a job candidate's undergraduate major.

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.



Albert Einstein

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