Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument

Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument

Paperback Palgrave Study Guides

By (author) Stella Cottrell

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 18mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230285295
  • ISBN 13: 9780230285293
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 8,572

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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 1/2 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. Now in two-colour, this edition has been fully revised and contains a brand new chapter on 'Critical Reflection' along with additional material on essays and referencing.

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Stella Cottrell is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement at the University of East London, UK. This position sees a return to the University of East London for Stella where she previously spent ten years working in educational development. Prior to her current position, Stella was Director for Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, UK. She has an international reputation for teaching and learning with her publications for staff and students being used by universities and colleges around the world. First published in 1999, The Study Skills Handbook is now in its 4th edition and has sold more than 3/4 million copies worldwide. Stella has authored a number of other bestselling study skills guides as part of the Palgrave Study Skills series including Critical Thinking Skills and The Palgrave Student Planner. Palgrave's interactive e-learning study skills resource, skills4studycampus, is also based on her work.

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'I think this book is strong: clear, concise and relevant' - Liesl Schwabe, Yeshiva College, New York 'I liked this book - it is fun and new!' - Julie Engstrom, Brigham Young University-Idaho 'I found this text very useful not only for students but also for newly appointed staff teaching Academic Skills. The activities are most useful for the novice lecturer in particular to developing their own style while using this text as a guide' - Ann Anka, Havering College of Further and Higher Education 'I really endorse this book both for its clear and structural approach and its use of humour to more fully engage its audience' - Deidre Kelleher, University College Dublin 'One of the best texts for general critical thinking around at the moment... very good value for money' - Victor Glynn, Oxford University

Table of contents

Introduction Glossary Acknowledgements What is Critical Thinking? How Well Do You Think? Develop Your Thinking Skills What's Their Point? Identifying Arguments Is it an Argument? Argument and Non-Argument How Well Do They Say It? Clarity, Consistency and Structure Reading Between the Lines: Recognising Underlying Assumptions and Implicit Arguments Does it Add Up? Identifying Flaws in the Argument Where's the Proof? Finding and Evaluating Sources of Evidence Critical Reading and Note-Making: Critical Selection, Interpretation and Noting of Source Material Critical, Analytical Writing: Critical Thinking When Writing Where's the Analysis? Evaluating Critical Writing Critical Reflection Texts for Activities Practice Activities on Longer Texts Appendix Bibliography Index