In today’s world of high competition, it becomes highly essential to develop not just a penchant for critical thinking about also use it as effectively and regularly whenever you acquire new knowledge on subjects that interest you.
The first step in becoming a critical thinker is to ask question and why, who, what, when, where and how should be an integral part of your arsenal.
Also it becomes absolutely necessary that you retain in memory what you have read and try and understand comprehensively the data gained. Organising the facts, explaining and re-telling or re-writing then should be the next step.
The third step includes applying your newly gained knowledge and then analysing it thoroughly. Discuss it with your friend and compare what they know and what you know to identify the gaps in your knowledge. And lastly, evaluate everything you might have learned, decide what you actually think and feel about all of this and then after putting forward your opinions come to a conclusion.