What are some key "critical thinking" skills?

Someone with critical thinking skills can: understand the logical connections between ideas; identify, construct and evaluate arguments; solve problems systematically.

Source: [TUTORIAL C01] What is critical thinking? @ Critical Thinking Web

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  • Defining Critical Thinking @ The Critical Thinking Community

    Excerpt: A well cultivated critical thinker: raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely; gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards; thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing, as need be, their assumptions, implications, and practical consequences; and communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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