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Developmental Reading: Critical Thinking

What is Critical Thinking?

Critical thinking is disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence.

From Dictionary.com

Critical Thinkers can...

  • Understand the links between ideas
  • Determine the importance and relavance of arguments and ideas
  • Recognize, build and appraise arguments
  • Identify inconsistencies and errors in reasoning
  • Approach problems in a consistent and systematic way
  • Reflect on the justification of their own assumptions, beliefs and values

 

Taken from the Skills You Need website

Five tips to improve your critical thinking skills