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Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information

This guide is meant to present a brief overview on critical thinking and evaluating information.

Critical Thinking Skills

Watch this short TEDEd video on critical thinking skills.

Someone with critical thinking skills is able to do the following:

  • Understand the logical connections between ideas.
  • Identify, construct and evaluate arguments.
  • Detect inconsistencies and common mistakes in reasoning.
  • Solve problems systematically.
  • Identify the relevance and importance of ideas.
  • Reflect on the justification of one's own beliefs and values.