Becoming a Strategic Thinker

Becoming a Strategic Thinker : Developing Skills for Success

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For courses in Critical Thinking, Freshman Experience, College Orientation, Study Skills, and Information Literacy. This book addresses the biggest challenges facing students today: (1) dealing with the flood of information in all courses and from society at large; and (2) learning how to discern good information from bad. By addressing these challenges, this book shows students how to become a Strategic Thinker and thereby be more efficient in making decisions about what information to access and then what to do with this information in their courses and their lives.show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 190.5 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131179837
  • 9780131179837

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In a thought-provoking manner, Potter--an expert on media literacy--lays out eight essential skills that will empower students to become insightful, independent learners. Through these eight skills, the book takes the concept of critical thinking beyond the traditional focus on one or two skills, yielding a positive, more constructive approach. Features include: Learning objectives Running glossary in the margins Knowledge Styles Diagnostic Inventory Written in a personal, engaging style, Becoming a Strategic Thinker guides readers through the hurdles of filtering information to get the most value from it, generating useful and accurate knowledge structures, and communicating that knowledge to others in a powerfully persuasive way.show more

Table of contents

1. The Challenges. 2. Strategic Thinking. 3. Knowledge Styles. 4. Skill 1: Analysis. 5. Skill 2: Evaluation. 6. Skill 3: Induction. 7. Skill 4: Deduction. 8. Skill 5: Grouping. 9. Skill 6: Synthesis. 10. Skill 7: Abstracting. 11. Skill 8: Persuasive Expression. 12. Conclusion.show more

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