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Critical thinking skills

Learn how to examine your sources and check for fake news or misleading facts.


This  guide offers resources for developing critical thinking skills.  You will with find  tips for doing research in this subject area as well as recommended lists of resources.  Click on the tabs at the top of this webpage to navigate among the formats to obtain assistance in locating books, journal articles, videos, websites and more.

Critical thinking is the art of analyzing and evaluating thinking in order to improve it. A critical thinker asks questions and defines problems, gathers information to access the questions or problems and  comes to a reasoned conclusion in the spirit of open mindedness.  From The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools by Dr. Richard Paul and Dr. Linda Elder 

 Glossary of Critical Thinking  Terms    An Educator's Guide to Critical Thinking Terms and Concepts

 Short video on Critical Thinking.

Critical thinking resources

Argument clinic by Monty Python

 From The Argument Sketch which appeared in Monty Python's Flying Circus 29th episode.