Here is a taxonomy about the thinking order, from which you can see there are mainly 6 types of thinking pattern, and the higher thinking skill is on the top. First, you should knowledge and remeber things that encoutered in your life and study. Then, try to comprehend the knowledge accroding to your personal way. Thridly, just apply your knowledge into the real practices or in real life, like when you face up with new problem, try to solve it as per your new knowledge. There are more thinking skills that you can check in this taxonomy, and try to apply it into your life.