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Table 1 Consensus list of critical thinking cognitive skills and sub-skills (Facione 1990)

From: The language deficit: a comparison of the critical thinking skills of Asian students in first and second language contexts

Skill Sub-Skills
1. Interpretation categorization, decoding significance, clarifying meaning
2. Analysis examining ideas, identifying arguments, analyzing arguments
3. Evaluation assessing claims, assessing arguments
4. Inference querying evidence, conjecturing alternatives, drawing conclusions
5. Explanation stating results, justifying procedures, presenting arguments
6. Self-Regulation self-examination, self-correction