There are many ways to improve critical thinking skills and all of them require practice and reflection.
Begin by downloading your own personal free copy of “Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts” from our website. This essay includes suggestions for how to improve critical thinking. Other tips can be found on our website under the CT Resources tab.
To build your critical thinking skills and positive critical thinking habits of mind, consider Dr. Facione’s book, Think Critically, published by Pearson Education. Dr. Facione is the developer and author of the California Critical Thinking Skills Test family of measurement tools and a senior researcher with Insight Assessment.
Practice with the sample thinking skills questions or sample thinking mindset items on our website.
The Insight Assessment app, Critical Thinking Insight, includes free sample thinking skills and thinking mindset questions plus a variety of more comprehensive in app purchasable personal thinking assessments. Each assessment provides an analysis of your strengths and weaknesses on essential thinking skills; you also receive specific coaching suggestions to improve your thinking.
How can I get ready to take a critical thinking test?