Critical Thinking

Ability to think rationally and solve problems

By: V.Preetha

July’20 /2017


Critical Thinking is meant to be a perfect Analysis of all Human beings. It will definitely improve your thinking capability and also it will help you think rationally. But when we are in this process, thinking must be in a organized way like reasoning, thinking and finally concluding.

The U.S. National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking defines critical thinking as the “intellectually disciplined process of actively and skilfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.”

When the employer seeks candidates for profiles, the main part is critical thinking. Never a conclusion must be arrived simply. In general do not be Judgemental. In any situation, conclusion must be arrived professionally. Certain cases could be non professional based on the situation and case.

In each case, Analyses must be done based on the facts, research specifications, data, situation and discriminate into different segments and analyse each issues specifically.


Examples of Critical Thinking at Work

  • A doctor would use critical thinking skills to analyze the cases at hand and decide the order in which the patients should be treated.
  • A electrician would use critical thinking skills to evaluate which materials would best suit a particular job.  List of Critical Thinking Skills

Below is a list of specific skills related to critical thinking.

Each skill includes a definition.

  • Analysis – Refers to the ability of segmenting each issue for higher clarity.
  • Clarification – Refers to withstanding each conclusion with Proofs.
  • Evaluation – Refers to how the conclusion is arrived fairly
  • Explanation – Refers to the detailed view of the incident.
  • Inference – Refers to the joined conclusion of sources
  • Interpretation – Refers to how a situation is viewed and taken as evidence
  • Judgment – Refers to fair evaluation.
  • Objectivity – Refers to non partial judgement.
  • Problem Solving – Problem solving is another important skill that involves analyzing a problem, generating a solution, and implementing and then assessing that plan.
  • Reasoning – Reasoning refers to thinking logically about the situation and solving it.