Critical Thinking for Students: Learn the Skills for Analysing, Evaluating and Producing Arguments

Critical Thinking for Students: Learn the Skills for Analysing, Evaluating and Producing Arguments


By (author) Roy Van Den Brink-Budgen

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  • Publisher: How to Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 118 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 240mm x 12mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845283864
  • ISBN 13: 9781845283865
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 87,878

Product description

The skills of Critical Thinking are important whatever subject you are studying. They enable you to assess what's been said or written by asking the right questions: 'What does this mean?' 'What else could it mean?' 'What other evidence do I need?' With your answers, you can suggest other explanations or scenarios: 'Perhaps it's this rather than that'. As a creative, enquiring thinker, you can then move on to produce well-argued material of your own. This new edition has been totally updated, but it continues in the tradition of the earlier editions in that it is invaluable for all students, whether you're doing a course in Critical Thinking (like the AS-level) or not. It quite simply covers everything you need to become a skilled Critical Thinker.

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Author information

Dr ROY VAN DEN BRINK-BUDGEN is widely acknowledged as having played a leading role in the development of Critical Thinking over more than twenty years. His experience in assessing and teaching the subject is unrivalled in the UK.

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suitable for the AS level; and for A level, Advanced GNVQ and university students who - will not only be able to better understand their course material but also to produce better essays and assignmentsA" FOCUS ON BUSINESS EDUCATION A really useful introduction to developing and improving a core skillA" ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES

Table of contents

Preface to 4th Edition; 1. Giving Claims a Significance; 2. Explanations; 3. Inferences; 4. Assumptions; 5. More Building Up of Arguments; 6. Evaluation of Arguments: Looking at Evidence; 7. Evaluation of Arguments: Weaknesses in Reasoning; 8. Analogies, Hypotheses; Definations and Principles; 9. Credibility of Evidence; 10. Producing Arguments; Resources for further study; Additional information for the exercises; Index.