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Sample Thinking Skills Questions The sample skills test questions on this page are intended to illustrate the types of questions which might appear on a generic adult level reasoning skills test. Some versions of these tests include a greater proportion of items which call for numeracy, as illustrated by Sample Item 6.
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Form a reflective and reasoned judgment with regard to which choice is the best from among those offered. A scientific study compared two matched groups of college women. The women in both groups were presented with information about the benefits of a healthy diet and regular exercise.
The women in one group were paired up with one another and encouraged to work as two-person teams to help each other stick with the recommended healthy regimen of smart eating and regular vigorous exercise.
The women in the other group were encouraged to use the same recommended regimen, but they were also advised to work at it individually, rather than with a partner or teammate. After 50 days the physical health and the well-being of all the women in both groups were evaluated.
On average the women in the first group with teammates showed a 26 point improvement in measures of cardiopulmonary capacity, body strength, body fat reduction, and sense of well-being.
On average the women in the other group encouraged to work as individuals showed a 17 point improvement on those same measures. Using statistical analyses the researchers determined that the probability that a difference of this size had occurred by chance was less than one in Sample Thinking Skills Question 1.
If true, these research findings would tend to support which of the following assertions? Sample Thinking Skills Question 2. Sample Thinking Skills Question 3. Consider the claim, "Working with a teammate or partners on a health regimen is better than working individually.
Sample Thinking Skills Question 4. Three graduate school friends, Anna, Barbara, and Carol, graduated successfully. Being in the same program, the three often worked as a team on group assignments.
Anna earned the special recognition of "pass with distinction" when she graduated. Carol and Barbara, although receiving their degrees, did not earn this special honor.
A fourth student in the same graduate program, Deirdre, often said that the graduate program was poorly designed and not difficult at all.
Deirdre did not graduate, instead she was advised by the faculty to withdraw from the program because her work was below acceptable standards. One is that relying on imported oil makes our economy dependent on the political whims of foreign rulers. Another is that other energy sources, like the possibility of hydrogen based fuels, are less harmful to the environment.
Oil companies like Exxon have made record profits precisely in those times when the supply of foreign oil was reduced.“The findings suggest that an effective way to hone your critical thinking skills includes having another person to confront your beliefs and challenge your thought process.
Dartmouth Writing Program support materials - including development of argument. Fundamentals of Critical Reading and Effective Writing.
Mind Mirror Projects: A Tool for Integrating Critical Thinking into the English Language Classroom (), by Tully, in English Teaching Forum, State Department, Number 1 Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum Project, Metropolitan Community College.
Teaching critical thinking skills is a necessity with our students because they’re crucial skills for living life.
As such, every teacher is looking for interesting ways to integrate it into classrooms. Abstract In this interview for Think magazine (April ’’92), Richard Paul provides a quick overview of critical thinking and the issues surrounding it: defining it, common mistakes in assessing it, its relation to communication skills, self-esteem, collaborative learning, motivation, curiosity, job skills for the future, national standards, and assessment strategies.
Always be mindful of the barriers to critical thinking, the skills needed, the necessity of discernment and the need to distinguish the truth from the lie.
Critical thinking schmritical thinking The term gets tossed around so much in nursing education now that it has really lost all value. In fact, I think that rather than .