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CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Critical Thinking Skills
Tips to improve your Critical Thinking Skills:
- Identify a purpose or goal.
- Develop questions about the purpose.
- Use your past experiences and try to relate them to the situation.
- Clarify what you know and don't know.
- Create visual images.
- Decide what your point of view is on the subject.
- Write out your thoughts and make them understandable.
- Use problem-solving strategies.
- Find other views and more evidence.
- Examine the other views and evidence.
- Consider different views and alternatives.
- Eliminate those views that are not reasonable.
- Examine the positive and negative consequences of your conclusions.
- Solve the problem, issue, or situation on your own or with others.
Information obtained from:
Valeri-Gold, M. & Pintozzi, F. (2000). Taking charge of your reading: Reading and study strategies for college success. New York, NY: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.