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Critical Thinking Skills

CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

Analysis: abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relationships to each other

Discrimination: the ability or power to make distinctions among items that are similar, often related to other skills of Evaluation, Applying Standards, and Judgment

Predicting: the ability to foretell based on calculation, knowledge, or inference from facts or experience

Explanation: the ability to make something comprehensible by describing the relevant operation, structure, or circumstances, related to Clarification
Interpretation: the ability to identify the significance of information in relation to a body of knowledge

Logical Reasoning: the process of forming conclusions based on facts or evidence, often related to Objectivity

Problem Solving: a formalized process for seeking a solution to a problem that includes identification of the problem, the generation of possible solutions, evaluation of solutions, the choice of a solution and its implementation