Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument

Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument

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By (author) Stella Cottrell

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 16mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 22 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Gordonsville
  • ISBN 10: 1403996857
  • ISBN 13: 9781403996855
  • Sales rank: 25,914

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"Critical Thinking Skills" has taken the seemingly baffling art of analysis and broken it down into easy to understand blocks, with clear explanations, good examples, and plenty of activities to develop understanding at each stage. This easy to follow, step-by step guide to developing reasoning skills even applies the techniques to tasks such as reading, note-taking, and writing.

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STELLA COTTRELL is Director for Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, UK. She is author of the best-selling The Study Skills Handbook, as well as The Exam Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking Skills and Skills for Success, a key text on personal development planning.

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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

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Glossary What is Critical Thinking? How Well Do You Think? What's Their Point? Is it an Argument? How Well Do They Say It? Reading Between the Lines Does it Add Up? Where's the Proof? Critical Reading and Note-making Critical, Analytical Writing Where's the Analysis? Texts Bibliography Index