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Thinking and problem solving

Very few really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to ring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds ­ justification, explanations, forms of consolation without which they can't go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner." The Vampire Maius, Ann Rice. The Vampire Lestat (pdf file) or go to the main page.

When approaching problems:

scientific
daily decisions
word problems
mathematical problems

There are many different aspects of problem solving. Three areas are:

Basic Problem Solving

There are correct ways of solving any problem at hand methodically. The three P's are a quick outline to use when problem solving.

The Three P's







Big Six


Have you ever been in a situation where you didn't no where to begin? That's when you must sit back and think about what you are trying to accomplish. The Big Six is a quick reference guide that will help you through these stressful times. What the Big six does that makes it so helpful, is that it makes you take a step by step approach to the problem. It makes you find out what the problem is and how to break it down. What? You don't have time to look at it every time a problem comes up? No? We realize this, but do you have time to sit there and think about how to begin the problem, or do you have time to make the wrong discussion and redo the same work. Maybe even lose your job or get a lower grade because your techniques did not solve the problem. That's why Big Six is big wonderful. Use it a few times and you will memorize the steps sooner than you think. Then you can move on to bigger and better things.

Web Browsing

Today more and more companies are relying on technology. If not for a quicker response to the customer's problems then for communication, general information, or even marketing purposes. Everyone must be e-savy to be successful and efficient. Whether to search for an answer to a problem, answering the problem itself, or even surfing the web for recreation, this site directs you to be able to answer the problem that you are having.

Language

In order to develop and refine problems we must be able to communicate effectively. Language skills are essential for communicating both the problem and the solution.