Smart Thinking pdf free download What is smart thinking? There are many words associated with what is, loosely, termed ‘thinking’. We are often told to ‘think about the issues’, to ‘analyse in more depth’, to ‘use reasoning’, or to ‘be rational’. Sometimes (perhaps with reference to computers, or to the legendary Star Trek character Mr Spock) we are told to ‘be logical’. Often students are told that they must think ‘critically’ if they are to succeed. When people write essays or reports, they are usually advised to make sure that they have a good ‘argument’ or that they ‘explain in detail’. But do students (and lecturers) really know what these words and phrases mean.