It implies withdrawal from some things in order to deal effectively with others." 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They challenge science to prove the existence of God. – Wernher von Braun The most essential characteristic of scientific technique is that it proceeds from experiment, not from tradition.
– Bertrand Russell Each progressive spirit is opposed by a thousand mediocre minds appointed to guard the past.
Accompanying this paragraph will be a statement asking you to determine how truthful you think the statement is based on the information provided.
The test will typically include five sections as described below, which are used to measure how effectively you can work through information using analytical reasoning.
Therefore these tests are often used in applications for law roles, to determine whether you are sufficiently skilled to handle the day-to-day challenges that legal professionals face.
It is not unusual for candidates to be asked to complete a situational judgement or personality test in addition to the critical thinking assessment.
Following the question are a set of arguments in favour of and against the given scenario.
Candidates will then need to determine whether the arguments are weak or strong, based on their relevance and the way in which they address the question.
If the candidate cannot deduce a statement from the data provided, the deduction is not applicable and the candidate must select which deductions apply and which ones don’t.
The answer must be based on the information provided, rather than conclusions that the candidate may reach based on their existing knowledge.