THE CORE THINKING SKILLS
(all of these can be learned)

  1. Focusing Skills
    1. Defining problems
    2. Setting goals
  2. Information Gathering Skills
    1. Observing
    2. Formulating
  3. Remembering Skills
    1. Encoding
    2. Recalling
  4. Organizing Skills
    1. Comparing
    2. Classifying
    3. Ordering
    4. Representing
  5. Analyzing Skills
    1. Identifying attributes and components
    2. Identifying relationships and patterns
    3. Identifying main ideas
    4. Identifying errors
  6. Generating Skills
    1. Inferring
    2. Predicting
    3. Elaborating
  7. Integrating Skills
    1. Summarizing
    2. Restructuring
  8. Evaluating Skills
    1. Establishing criteria
    2. Verifying