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Critical thinking for Students 4th Edition

Critical thinking for Students 4th Edition

  • Author: Roy Van Den Brink-Budgen
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1848034202
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 160
  • View: 5939
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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, fourth edition

Critical Thinking, fourth edition

An Introduction to the Basic Skills

  • Author: William Hughes,Jonathan Lavery
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 9781551115733
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 403
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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

Thought and Knowledge

Thought and Knowledge

An Introduction to Critical Thinking, 4th Edition

  • Author: Diane F. Halpern
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135643814
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 472
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Thought & Knowledge, Fourth Edition is appropriate for use as a textbook in critical thinking courses offered in departments of psychology, philosophy, English, humanities, or as a supplement in any course where critical thinking is emphasized

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Your Guide to Effective Argument, Successful Analysis and Independent Study

  • Author: Tom Chatfield
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1526418770
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 328
  • View: 362
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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. Do you need to demonstrate a good argument or find more evidence? Are mystified by your tutor's comment 'critical analysis needed'? What does it really mean to think well - and how do you learn to do it? Critical thinking is a set of techniques. You just need to learn them. So here’s your personal toolkit for demystifying critical engagement. I’ll show you how to sharpen your critical thinking by developing and practicing this set of skills, so you can… Spot an argument and get why reasoning matters Sniff out errors and evaluate evidence Understand and account for bias Become a savvy user of technology Develop clear, confident critical writing. Designed to work seamlessly with a power pack of digital resources and exercises, you'll find practical and effective tools to think and write critically in an information-saturated age. No matter whether you're launching on your first degree or arriving as an international or mature student, Critical Thinking gives you the skills, insights and confidence to succeed. In your critical thinking toolkit Watch the 10 commandments videos – life rules to change how you think Smart Study boxes share excellent tips to whip your work into shape BuzzFeed quizzes to test what (you think) you know Space to scribble! Journal your thoughts, questions, eureka moments as you go Chat more online with #TalkCriticalThinking SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

A Concise Guide

  • Author: Tracy Bowell,Gary Kemp
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317677188
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 318
  • View: 8093
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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.

Teaching at Its Best

Teaching at Its Best

A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors

  • Author: Linda B. Nilson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119096324
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 408
  • View: 5383
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The classic teaching toolbox, updated with new research and ideas Teaching at Its Best is the bestselling, research-based toolbox for college instructors at any level, in any higher education setting. Packed with practical guidance, proven techniques, and expert perspectives, this book helps instructors improve student learning both face-to-face and online. This new fourth edition features five new chapters on building critical thinking into course design, creating a welcoming classroom environment, helping students learn how to learn, giving and receiving feedback, and teaching in multiple modes, along with the latest research and new questions to facilitate faculty discussion. Topics include new coverage of the flipped classroom, cutting-edge technologies, self-regulated learning, the mental processes involved in learning and memory, and more, in the accessible format and easy-to-understand style that has made this book a much-valued resource among college faculty. Good instructors are always looking for ways to improve student learning. With college classrooms becoming increasingly varied by age, ability, and experience, the need for fresh ideas and techniques has never been greater. This book provides a wealth of research-backed practices that apply across the board. Teach students practical, real-world problem solving Interpret student ratings accurately Boost motivation and help students understand how they learn Explore alternative techniques, formats, activities, and exercises Given the ever-growing body of research on student learning, faculty now have many more choices of effective teaching strategies than they used to have, along with many more ways to achieve excellence in the classroom. Teaching at Its Best is an invaluable toolbox for refreshing your approach, and providing the exceptional education your students deserve.

Critical Thinking Skills

Critical Thinking Skills

Developing Effective Analysis and Argument

  • Author: Stella Cottrell
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230346154
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 296
  • View: 7351
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The second edition of this leading guide helps students to develop reflective thinking skills, improve their critical analysis and construct arguments more effectively. Written by Stella Cottrell, leader in the field with over one million book sales to date, this text breaks down a complex subject into easily understood blocks, providing easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations and practice activities to develop understanding and practise your skills at each stage. Essential for students who are mystified by tutor comments such as 'more critical analysis needed', this is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to develop advanced skills in this area and learn to apply them to tasks such as reading, writing and note-taking.

The Power of Critical Thinking

The Power of Critical Thinking

Fourth Canadian Edition

  • Author: Lewis Vaughn,Chris MacDonald
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780199018680
  • Category:
  • Page: 560
  • View: 521
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This comprehensive and engaging introduction to the essential components of critical analysis uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine how psychological and social factors can impede clear thinking and lead to faulty reasoning. Emphasizing the importance of critical thinking to personaldevelopment and success, The Power of Critical Thinking provides students with the skills they need to engage meaningfully with the world around them - both inside and outside of the classroom.

Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing

Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing

Advice, Guidance and Over 400 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice

  • Author: Susan Starkings,Larry Krause
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1526447983
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 160
  • View: 5583
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This book helps new students succeed first time in nursing calculations tests. It takes the fear out of maths, even for those who find it a struggle, through clear step-by-step explanations and lively examples from the real world of nursing practice.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

A Student's Introduction

  • Author: Gregory Bassham
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
  • ISBN: 9780072879599
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 608
  • View: 847
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