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Watson Glaser critical reasoning skills development

The Watson-Glaser assesses these critical reasoning skills:

  • Analyzing arguments in written documents.
  • Evaluating complex written passages and instructions.
  • Drawing logical conclusions.
  • Recognizing assumptions.
  • Understanding the inferences and deductions made within written text.

The Watson Glaser test is produced by test publisher TalentLens and are considered one of the most trusted methods of evaluating critical reasoning. Here’s our other critical reasoning tests info.

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Which Watson Glaser skills should I practice?

The Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal assesses a person’s critical thinking skills, including their ability to analyze and evaluate complex information, draw logical conclusions, recognize assumptions, discern between inferences and deductions, and identify strengths and weaknesses in arguments. It’s often used to measure skills like logical reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Top five critical thinking skills

Which are the for navigating complex workplace situations, and adapting to organizational changes?

  1. Problem-Solving: The ability to identify and define problems, analyze their root causes, and develop effective solutions.
  2. Analytical Thinking: The capacity to examine information, break it down into components, and understand the relationships between different parts.
  3. Creativity: Thinking outside the box to generate innovative ideas, approaches, and solutions to challenges.
  4. Decision Making: Making informed choices based on careful evaluation of options, considering potential outcomes and consequences.
  5. Communication: Expressing ideas clearly and logically, as well as interpreting and understanding information effectively.

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