Critical Thinking for Students

Author: Roy Van Den Brink-Budgen
Publisher: How To Books
ISBN: 1848034202
Format: PDF, ePub
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Critical Thinking is a core skill needed to make all your studies more effective. This totally revised and updated book is a must if you want to find out how to develop your own arguments and evaluate other people's. Specifically, you will need to look at others' assumptions and their use of evidence. Learn too how to spot, and rectify, weaknesses of your own. An indispensable book, especially for students following the OCR AS-level course in Critical Thinking.

Critical Thinking

Author: Tracy Bowell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317677188
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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We are frequently confronted with arguments. Arguments are attempts to persuade us – to influence our beliefs and actions – by giving us reasons to believe this or that. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide will equip students with the concepts and techniques used in the identification, analysis and assessment of arguments. Through precise and accessible discussion, this book provides the tools to become a successful critical thinker, one who can act and believe in accordance with good reasons, and who can articulate and make explicit those reasons. Key topics discussed include: core concepts in argumentation how language can serve to obscure or conceal the real content of arguments; how to distinguish argumentation from rhetoric how to avoid common confusions surrounding words such as ‘truth’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘opinion’ how to identify and evaluate the most common types of argument how to distinguish good reasoning from bad in terms of deductive validly and induction. This fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with a new introduction for each chapter and up-to-date topical examples. Particular revisions include: practical reasoning; understanding quantitative data, statistics, and the rhetoric used about them; scientific reasoning; the connection to formal logic and the logic of probability; conditionals; ambiguity; vagueness; slippery slope arguments; and arguments by analogy. The dynamic Routledge Critical Thinking companion website provides thoroughly updated resources for both instructors and students including new examples and case studies, flashcards, sample questions, practice questions and answers, student activities and a testbank of questions for use in the classroom.

Critical Thinking

Author: Richard L Epstein
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781938421327
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Practical, engaging, easy to teach-and fun. A clear and unified approach to critical thinking with more than 1,000 exercises, essay writing lessons, and visual writing lessons. All with a cast of cartoon characters who reason through everyday situations. New to this edition: chapters on explanations and reasoning in the sciences.

The Pocket Guide to Critical Thinking 3rd Edition

Author: Richard L. Epstein
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780981550756
Format: PDF
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A summary and guide to the art of reasoning well, this small book is a great aid to reasoning in daily life. Using everyday examples that relate to everyone's experiences, and with an extraordinary clarity of presentation, this Pocket Guide allows the reader to learn all the basic skills of how to reason well in a short, useful introduction. It is also the basic text for how to think clearly enough to write well. The Pocket Guide to Critical Thinking is a perfect supplement for any course, for self-study, or as a reference when writing.

Good Arguments

Author: C. A. Missimer
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131845701
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book proceeds from CT in everyday life to sophisticated critical thinking in academic fields, with chapters which clearly outline the types of evidence in science, the social sciences, and the humanities. Unlike most other books, it offers a clear description of CT as the comparison of formulas of CT. Chapter topics include issue, conclusion, and reason; how to create alternative arguments; deciding to accept an argument; assumptions and implications; prescriptions; deliberations; experiment, correlation, and speculation; and problem solving by way of review. For a lifetime of thinking critically, reading the good arguments of others, and creating your own—across a wide spectrum of subjects.

Critical Thinking fourth edition

Author: William Hughes
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551115733
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"William Hughes's Critical Thinking, recently revised and updated by Jonathan Lavery, is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the essential skills required to make strong arguments. Hughes and Lavery give a thorough treatment of such traditional topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies and how to spot them, the importance of inference, how to recognise and avoid ambiguity, and how to assess what is or is not relevant to an argument. But they also cover a variety of topics not always treated in books of this sort - special concerns to keep in mind when reasoning about ethical matters and how the nature of a language can affect the structure of an argument. The book gives a lucid treatment of the differences between descriptive and evaluative meaning: one person's freedom fighter is another person's terrorist." "For the fourth edition, Jonathan Lavery has added a new chapter on scientific reasoning, expanded the treatment of analogies, added numerous examples, and revised and updated the text throughout."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Learning to Think Things Through

Author: Gerald M. Nosich
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137085149
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For Freshman Orientation or Critical Thinking courses as well as a supplementary text for use in any subject-matter at any educational level. This concise, effective guide is designed to help students learn to think critically in any subject-matter. Learning to Think Things Through presents a combination of instruction and exercises that shows the reader how to become active learners rather than passive recipients of information, use critical thinking to more fully appreciate the power of the discipline they are studying, to see its connections to other fields and to their day-to-day lives, and to maintain an overview of the field so they can see the parts in terms of the whole. The model of critical thinking (used throughout the book) is in terms of the elements of reasoning, standards, and critical thinking processes. This model is well-suited to thinking through any problem or question. The 4th edition reflects streamlined writing, with changes and substantial edits on virtually every page. NOTE: This is the standalone book, if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below: 0134019466 / 9780134019468 Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum Plus NEW MyStudentSuccessLab Update -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133939243 / 9780133939248 MyStudentSuccessLab -- Glue in Access Card 0133939251 / 9780133939255 MyStudentSuccessLab -- Inside Star Sticker 0137085141 / 9780137085149 Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum

The Study of Law

Author: Katherine A. Currier
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454861452
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The latest edition of The Study of Law: A Critical Thinking Approach offers a comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introduction to law course. A critical thinking approach is used to introduce students to the study of law, encouraging students to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. The text is divided into two parts, reflecting the topics addressed in an introductory course. Part I, Introduction to the Legal System, introduces students to the sources and classification of law, the structure of the court system, and an overview of litigation. Part II: Basic Legal Concepts, covers the basics of analysis and interpretation of the law, followed by chapters on substantive law. Key Features of the New Edition: Teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases Strong pedagogy reinforces well-written text presented in an accessible and well-organized format Edited cases are included in every chapter to teach students how to read and analyze the law New coverage includes: the Boston Marathon bombing case, the Affordable Care Act, and trademark issues involving the Washington Redskins , e-filing and e-discovery, discussion of same-sex marriage and custody disputes over pre-embryos, and crimes of unauthorized access of computer data and warrantless searches of cell phones

Consider the Issues

Author: Carol Numrich
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780132314893
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Consider the Issues helps high-intermediate and advanced students develop critical thinking skills as they gain insight into American attitudes and values. Each thought-provoking unit is based on an authentic radio broadcast from NPR ® . Students develop essential listening strategies, such as predicting, looking at language, understanding main ideas and points of view, focusing on details, and making inferences. Language and concepts are integrated through follow-up critical thinking activities including discussion, debate, values clarification, survey, role play, case study, interview, and simulation. The fourth edition features six new units on topical issues such as social network privacy, reasons people choose not to marry, and bad driver behavior. In addition, each unit features integrated focus on language and pronunciation activities, as well as new discourse analysis activities. Note: this is the standalone book, if you want the book/CD order the ISBN below; 0133424553 / 9780133424553 Consider the Issues with Consider the Issues Audio CD Package consists of 0132314894 / 9780132314893 Consider the Issues 0132314908 / 9780132314909 Consider the Issues Audio CD