In Short

The skills you have learned in this book are invaluable when taking many kinds of exams. Those needed to gain admission to colleges and graduate schools are examples. Many such tests include sections on critical reading and writing in which you will be asked to make inferences, interpret graphic organizers, choose appropriate conclusions, and analyze arguments.

There are also critical thinking tests given to those looking to be hired, or gain a promotion in the workforce. Some are specific to certain professions, while others are more general and may be used for a wide variety of employment settings. By studying Critical Thinking Skills Success, you will be preparing yourself to successfully complete these kinds of exams.

Skill Building Until Next Time

■ If you are preparing to take a Critical Thinking Exam, or a test in which there is a critical thinking skills component, go back to the pretest at the beginning of this book. Which questions did you answer incorrectly? Was there a particular lesson that gave you trouble? Focus your study on those areas in which you are weakest.

■ Are you in college and planning to enter the workforce? Do some research into the career(s) you are considering. Are there hiring tests given? Most of this information is available on the Internet. Finding out exactly what the test(s) looks like and how it is scored will help you to prepare.

Friendly Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion

To do this successfully you need to build a clear path of action by using tools if necessary. These tools would be facts, evidence and stories which you know they can relate to. Plus you always want to have their best interests at heart, in other words, you know what is good for them

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