Two important elements are required for critical thinking. Understanding active reading and the power of dialogues are these two elements. The power of dialogues helps the reader to enter into a critical thinking style based on dialogues and debates. This helps the thinker to enter into active discussions with one another on the subject that they read. Intellectual stimulation is better here with participation. The second element is about active reading. An active reader skims the text, finds core points in the text and writes down his questions and thought processes before reading the text in depth. In writing down some questions or ideas in the form of prewriting, the active reader connects themselves in a much more critical context with the text. The second time when they read the text in depth, the active reader will not only seek connections with the ideas they developed, but will also seek answers for the questions that arose in their mind when they first read the text. The active reader should also make notes in the text in order to ensure that they understand the text in their perceptions and not just how the writer intends it. In addition to this the reader would also connect across passages and shuttle from one to another.