I. Test Your Mind—See How It Works

A good way to begin a thinking skills program is to take stock of your own thinking habits and compare them to those of other people. On page 3 you’ll find a test called the Whimbey Analytical Skills Inventory (WASI). The WASI is the type of test you might take in applying for a job or college program. If you are using this book in a class, your instructor will ask you to take the WASI and make an extra copy of your answers. Then he will collect one copy.

Here is how the WASI differs from other tests. Usually when you take such tests you don’t get a chance to discuss your answers. Sometimes you don’t even find ...

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