W. Barclay's answers
The role of critical thinking in developing writing skills I believe is to help individuals look at the information they are given and figure out how to come up with a solution to a problem. Critical thinking also broadens your knowledge it allows you to view things from different areas. Once you learn something you can then begin to apply it to your every day routine. Critical thinking helps me to develop a flow chart in my mind or on paper. I read a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks entitled Kitchenette. I thought it was about a kitchen but after dissecting and stretching my mind I found out that it was actually about a couples marriage during hard times and their apartment being so small that it was actually a kitchenette. This helped me with literature. Critical thinking can also help me to improve my communication skills when trying to express myself. Sometimes I have a hard time making clear expressions.