A skill is the learned capacity to carry out pre-determined results often with
the minimum outlay of time, energy, or both . Skills can often be divided into
domain - general and domain - specific skills . An architect should ideally be a
person possessing large variety of skills and capabilities like : good
communication, shows strong drawing able to solve problem, capable in abstract
thinking and seeing the wider context of things and believes in collaboration. In
practice, architects usually are good at technologies, project work, but in the
previous studies they seem a lacking of framework knowledge about thinking skills
and their levels in architectural education , and that what the research problem
concentrates on .To achieve this it is necessary to : formulate conceptual
framework about thinking skills which consists of three layers : first, the nature of
thinking (kind and its direction), second productive thinking strategies , and third
the necessary skills to fulfill the design process which consists of eight skills , and
the application focuses on four ; focusing skills, organizing skills, analyzing skills
and generating skills which applied on texts written by the students themselves .
This paper shows that the significant skill was focusing skills, where the students attending to selected piece of information and ignoring others by well defining
problem .