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Positive attitude brings out the creativity in thinking and you will get new ideas for improving the subjects. Positivity will also help in finding better solutions to the problems. Even in the school or college project or assignment, a positive attitude will bring out better results. It will also help in keeping your mind relaxed and calm in negative situations.



Having a positive attitude will attract more people to you. You can be the leader of your group and lead people to follow a positive attitude in life. You can remove the negativities in yourself and others too. It will improve your life to a large extent. With a more positive attitude, you will get more able to solve any problem in life.



Optimism always leads to success. Positivity will give more enthusiasm to work which will result in promotions and increments. This is the reason why people with positive attitude become successful in later life.



A positive attitude will gain more friends. It is because negativity will reduce the self-confidence and you will get discouraged. People will like staying with positive people. Positivity will spread happiness and joy all around the place.

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1. Critical thinking will help you to know the weaknesses and strengths. You can improve your weaknesses and boost your strengths by thinking critically and analytically.

2. You can learn numerous skills through critical thinking such as planning, communication, leadership, and analysis.

3. Critical thinking will help to find more effective solutions to even the toughest problems in life. Whether it is school, college or office, you can bravely fight against the numerous problems with the help of critical thinking.

4. Thinking critically will help to achieve the great height of success in fields such as finance, education, management, and research.

5. You can express your ideas and thoughts in a more powerful way in front of the world with critical thinking. This will improve our language skills and logical thinking.

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1.) Ask generic questions

Answering generic questions will obviously boost critical thinking skills. You can get accurate answers to every generic question.

2.) Team meetings

The most important benefit of group collaboration is that it creates a sense of interest and responsibility in passive employees or students.

3.) Writing tasks

An answer in a creative manner based on raw data using his/her point of view. You can assess the thinking skills of the person.

4.) Written and online tests

You can assess the thinking skills of a person through tests. These tests improve logical thinking and critical thinking, as well.

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1. Meet new people 


2. Take a walk 


3. Note down the ideas 


4. Read and read   


5. Meditation 


6. Ask questions 


7. Tell your ideas 


8. Find the concrete solutions of the problems



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1. Conclusion without evidence 


2. Emotional sentences 


3. Selected options 


4. Showing false generosity 


5. Wishful thoughts 


6. One cause 


7. Irrelevant argument 


8. Relating irrelevant events 


9. Assumption of truth for all 


10. A mistake of conflict inflation 



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Logical reasoning has specified answers, unlike critical thinking. When you think in a critical manner, there are various options from which you have to pick the right one after analysis and evaluation.

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Is critical and logical thinking the same? No, they are not exactly the same things. Logical reasoning involves thinking by using some logic. On the other hand, the process of critical thinking involves the process to think in a critical manner or in other words asking questions.

Logical reasoning has specified answers, unlike critical thinking. When you think in a critical manner, there are various options from which you have to pick the right one after analysis and evaluation. 

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There are ample ways by which you can assess the thinking skills of students, office employees or any other person. Let us have a look at all:

1. Ask generic questions

2. Team meetings 

3. Writing tasks 

4. Written and online tests 

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Critical thinking is useful to every individual in its respective field. Whether you are a simple housewife, student or office employee, it is important to think rationally and analytically. You have to think about all the factors and aspects and then give a judgment which is acceptable by all.


There are ample benefits once you apply the concept of critical thinking in your life and work. It improves your problem-solving ability and analytical skills. In addition to that, you can know the pros and cons of a particular thing with critical thinking.  

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All of us think, but very few people have got the skill to think outside the box. Most of us will accept things or decisions as it is without thinking about how to improve them. Some people also think they are right and come on a conclusion without even thinking critically.

 

Further, we will discuss the importance of critical thinking, and you must think critically.

 

1. Critical thinking will help you to know the weaknesses and strengths. You can improve your weaknesses and boost your strengths by thinking critically and analytically.

2. You can learn numerous skills through critical thinking, such as planning, communication, leadership, and analysis.

3. Critical thinking will help to find more effective solutions to even the toughest problems in life. Whether it is school, college, or office, you can bravely fight against the numerous problems with the help of critical thinking.

4. Thinking critically will help to achieve the great height of success in fields such as finance, education, management, and research.

5. You can express your ideas and thoughts more effectively in front of the world with critical thinking. This will improve our language skills and logical thinking.

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Yes, critical thinking is similar to art. It is an art of thinking analytically and carefully to jump on the conclusion. Just you do practice to gain mastery in one thing; critical thinking also needs practice. 

 

The best way to get skillful in critical thinking is by opening the doors of imagination. You have to imagine another person’s point of views to make the final decision. Critical thinking shows your personality and the way of your thinking in the world. Other people will judge whether you are an aggressive or calm person by your way of critical thinking.

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The concept of critical thinking dates back to the mid-20th century. Many great thinkers and reformers of the world have defined the term of Critical Thinking in their own words. But we will try to define this concept in the simple words for a common man to understand. Critical Thinking is studying, observing and analyzing the information carefully and giving a conclusion.

 

Through a critical way of thinking, you can come with up with new ideas and different views from the rest. It also aids you to make the right judgment. Apart from that, the people who think critically save a lot of time, money, resources and efforts by choosing the right and removing the wrong and useless things.

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Yes, if you develop critical thinking skills, you can solve many problems in life. Critical thinking also helps in getting new and innovative ideas. The following are the ways by which you can get new ideas through critical thinking:

1. Meet new people 

2. Take a walk 

3. Note down the ideas 

4. Read and read   

5. Meditation 

6. Ask questions 

7. Tell your ideas 

8. Find the concrete solutions of the problems

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The concept of critical thinking is important because of many reasons. It gives you the strength to think for the solution of the problem in a more effective way.

Secondly, you can save time and resources by carefully studying the situation. 

To survive in the present times, you need to develop the skills of deep thinking.


Many people have wrong beliefs about critical thinking. The myths of critical thinking are as under:

1. Critical thinking applies only to limited fields 
2. Only a few people can think critically 
3. Multiple steps 
4. Only young people can think critically 
5. Critical thinking is not useful in routine life 
6. High thinking is similar to deep thinking
7. No need to spend time for critical thinking 
8. Critical thinking is rejected and disapproved 
9. Critical thinking is a natural science 
10. Arguments are fights 

1.) Do 5 minutes of revision every day

2.) Read through a page of class notes at the end of each day

3.) Write down your homework at the end of each lesson

4.) Self-monitor your learning

5.) File notes in the right place every day

6.) Read one online article to supplement your classroom learning every day

7.) Review your day

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The concept of 6 thinking hats is used in various areas. It was also used during the tsunami of the year 2004 which occurred in Sri Lanka. This tool really helped in reconstruction after the devastation caused by the tsunami. The tool of 6 thinking hats is time-saving and also easy to implement. Each member of the group will know its task well after assigning the hat.



With this concept, all the team members can develop more intellectual thinking and they can face any dangerous situation with ease. It can also be adopted by individuals for self-development. They can get multiple solutions to a problem. 

1. Ask yourself first

Being a teacher, it is always advisable to ask questions to yourself before you ask them to students. Asking yourself the questions will give you an idea of whether the question is sensible or not. Apart from that, you can know whether your question is right or wrong. You can also get the right answer to that question. Besides that, asking yourself the various questions will help you in knowing whether there is one answer for the questions or multiple answers.


2. Do not ask questions with “Yes” and “No” answers

You must avoid asking close-ended questions as much as possible. Instead of that, you must ask open-end questions starting with “Who”, “Where”, and “What”. Such questions will give more detailed information and answers.


3. Don’t hesitate to ask

Students avoid asking questions to the teachers because of shyness or hesitation. You must take the opportunity of this silence and ask various questions to your teachers. It is important to stand up and ask the questions to get all your doubts cleared. It is important to feel open in the classroom and engage more in conversation with your teachers.

  • You can face all the challenges which come your way in becoming a good tutor/teacher.
  • Asking good questions will give you better solutions for tough problems.
  • You can increase your potential by asking various questions in the classroom.
  • When you ask good questions to your teachers, it is beneficial for you. You can learn more on a particular topic or chapter.
  • Asking questions will make you wiser and more open to everyone. You can view your opinions and views without hesitation or fear by asking good questions.

There are 2 types, closed questions, and open questions. Closed questions are generally short questions and can be answered quickly. 


Some examples of closed questions are as under:

  • Is a total of 5 and 8 equal 13?
  • Who wrote Romeo and Juliet?
  • Are you taking leave today? 

Most of the closed questions have answers in “Yes” and “No”. One of the major benefits of closed questions is that they make the students’ memory sharper and better. But on the other hand, closed questions do not allow the students to answer in a broader manner. They cannot elaborate on the topic more which limits their answering skills and knowledge.


The 2nd type of questions is open questions. They need more time to think. These type of questions involve feelings and deep thinking. 


  • Some of the examples of open questions are as under:
  • What is the role of insulin in the body?
  • What is the message of the author through Romeo and Juliet?
  • Which points are necessary to make this project successful?


Open questions improve the linguistic and logical skills of the students. They can think more practically and sensibly. Apart from that, they can get more points to answer the questions. Moreover, they can think outside the box.