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Cost–benefit analysis (CBA), sometimes also called benefit–cost analysis, is a systematic approach to estimating the strengths and weaknesses of alternatives. 

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W.I.J.A. believes that a key factor in helping you reach your goals, and your dreams is the improvement of your critical thinking skills.   The A.S.K. process is designed for you to truly use all elements of critical thinking.

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A few Elements of Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Skills

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W.I.?J.A. Critical Skills Thinking Challenge

The Big 6 is a six-stage model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions by using information. Some call it information literacy, inquiry, research skills, or an information problem-solving process…but we call it the Big6! Click on the pic above for more information

Reasoning - The action of thinking about something in a logical, sensible way

Evaluating -  A systematic determination of a subject's merit, worth and significance, using criteria governed by a set of standards

Problem Solving - The process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues

Decision Making -  The cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several alternative possibilities

Analyzing - It is to examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of (something, especially information), typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation

Effort vs Impact Quadrant
Another very useful quadrant type is the Effort vs Impact Quadrant, which helps you prioritize projects and initiatives based on their predicted effort and impact.

Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking is the analysis of available facts, evidence, observations, and arguments to form a judgment.

Try the Rebus Puzzles to Hone Your skills

You have 10 seconds to find the hidden letter, number or symbol.  Once you move from the first slide a new challenge will come up every 10 seconds

The Eisenhower Model

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Binary Thinking

It is the examination of scenarios from an either/or perspective.

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