Analytical skill


Analytical skill

Analytical skill is the ability to visualize, articulate, and solve complex problems and concepts, and make decisions that make sense based on available information. Such skills include demonstration of the ability to apply logical thinking to gathering and analyzing information, designing and testing solutions to problems, and formulating plans.

To test for analytical skills one might be asked to look for inconsistencies in an advertisement, put a series of events in the proper order, or critically read an essay. Usually standardized tests and interviews include an analytical section that requires the examinee to use their logic to pick apart a problem and come up with a solution.

References

* [http://www.nwcet.org/downloads/CurrITCore.pdf]
* [http://www.jstor.org/pss/493262 The Group-Task Approach: Developing Analytical Skills in the United States History Survey]


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