What is Critical Thinking? - Definition, Skills & Meaning


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What is critical thinking?

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1. What are the three core skills involved in critical thinking?

2. What is an anecdote?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of critical thinking. Topics you'll be assessed on include definitions of the terms 'critical thinking' and 'anecdote,' as well as knowing the three core skills involved in critical thinking.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of critical thinking
  • Three core skills involved in critical thinking
  • Defining the term 'anecdote'
  • Skepticism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on critical thinking
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms and phrases, such as 'critical thinking' and 'anecdote'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the three core skills involved in critical thinking

Additional Learning

To learn more about thinking skills, review the accompanying lesson titled What is Critical Thinking? - Definition, Skills & Meaning. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term 'critical thinking' and its relationship to asking questions
  • Explain how anecdotes can be used to sharpen critical thinking skills
  • Understand the process of using critical thinking skills by analyzing a given example