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Archive for April, 2015

Tutorial: Improve Your Critical Reasoning Skills

One simple way to improve your critical reasoning abilities is to practice. Practice deconstructing arguments, questions, statements – everything. You do this by spotting the assumptions on which the statement is founded.

An assumption is something that is assumed to be true, but which is not always explicitly stated. Assumptions are like the foundations on which arguments are built. If you start mucking about with them, questioning them, then pretty soon things start to fall apart.