This routine will help the student to delve into an idea and to asses it. It could be useful also to analyze diferent points of view of an idea before getting a final opinion.
As a compass we will look for different cardinal points. In each cardinal point you should reflex about a point of the idea.
EAST: What do you like about the idea? What do you think it is positive about it?
NORTH: What do I need to know or figure out about the idea?
SOUTH: What is your opinion?
WEST: What part of the idea worries you? What are the inconvenients?