To summarize using both analytical and critical skills:
The difference between the two skills is that the critical thinking involves considering an issue, evaluating it and making a conclusion about it.
Therefore, critical thinking includes weighting up the arguments that are for and against certain point of view or information.
Analytical thinking means examining the information, collecting the facts and checking whether the statement follows logically in identifying causes and effects.
Reasoning is one of the key elements of analytical thinking. On an interview for a job, people are often asked to evaluate their analytical abilities.
Question like: Describe some of your last big problems and tell us the way you solved it. Or: How do you make decisions?
By critical thinking, we mean the ability of an individual to seek information, analyze alternatives and making conclusions or forming opinions. It includes the analytical thinking and uses it to generate a standpoint for someone’s world view.
Practice your English and at the same time analytical and critical thinking:
Fun activities to boost your analytical and critical thinking. You can do them with your friends, in a classroom or at home: