Critical thinking is the ability to think rationally and to think clearly. It means using the powers of logic and reason to draw robust conclusions and develop well-founded opinions. Many people consider themselves to be true rational thinkers. But in reality, none of us are.
Every day we’re bombarded with information via our twitter feeds, news sites and in-boxes. Being able to discern truth from fiction is a constant battle. To help us write persuasive reports, make informed decisions and to clarify our points of view on the world, an ability to spot flaws in arguments is essential. This is what to look out for.