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Problem Solving Toolbox: Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking tool


Critical Thinking is a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion (Association of American Colleges and Universities, n.d.).

Employers covet employees who are able to look at complex information and successfully draw connections, develop courses of action, and effectively communicate conclusions that apply to work situations. 

In this section you will find tools and resources for interpreting information, analyzing assumptions, evaluating evidence, discerning patterns, and grasping abstract ideas.

Source: Association of American Colleges and Universities. (n.d.) VALUE: Valid assessment of learning in undergraduate education. Retrieved from



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