1. Critical thinking is interpreting and evaluating logically, your observations, communications, and information to be able to reach an informed, intelligent conclusion.
2. Critical thinking is a skilled interpretation of information that involves questioning, analyzing, and evaluating with the purpose of achieving a rational outcome.
3. Critical thinking is reflective thinking and making connections, through active interpretation, to make informed decision by evaluating ideas and arguments.
4. Critical thinking is thinking "out of the box." In doing so, one will look at information and be able to identify what is relevant to the situation at hand. This is a process of analyzing and evaluating information to solve problems and make decisions.
5. Critical thinking enables us to determine, through an objective approach, the value of an argument, a claim, or set of beliefs. This process requires logical reasoning and the gathering of empirical evidence to reach a conclusion. Since it is evidence-based, critical thinking helps us move away from personal biases, intuitions, and perceptions.