Types of Critical Thinking Exams Study Guide (page 4)

Updated on Sep 20, 2011

In Short

The skills you have learned are invaluable when taking many kinds of exams. Those needed to gain admission to colleges and graduate schools are examples. Many such tests include sections on critical reading and writing in which you will be asked to make inferences, interpret graphic organizers, choose appropriate conclusions, and analyze arguments.

There are also critical-thinking tests given to those looking to be hired or gain a promotion in the workforce. Some are specific to certain professions, while others are more general and may be used for a wide variety of employment settings. By studying critical thinking skills, you will be preparing yourself to successfully complete these kinds of exams.


Remind yourself that you're going to do well on a test before you start. A positive attitude can help you be successful!

Skill Building Until Next Time

  • If you are preparing to take an exam that includes a critical thinking skills component, go back to the Critical Thinking Assessment Practice Quiz. Which questions did you answer incorrectly? Was there a particular concept that gave you trouble? Focus your study on those areas.
  • Are you in college and planning to enter the workforce? Do some research into the career(s) you are considering. Are there hiring tests given? Most of this information is available on the Internet. Finding out exactly what the test(s) looks like and how it is scored will help you to prepare.

Exercises for this concept can be found at Types of Critical Thinking Practice Exercises.

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