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Critical Thinking Skills : Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection

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The new edition of this leading guide helps students to develop reflective thinking skills, improve their critical analysis and construct arguments more effectively. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations along with plenty of examples and activities develop understanding at each stage. Includes a brand new chapter on employability.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15.24mm | 712.14g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Palgrave
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd ed. 2017
  • 296 p.
  • 1137550503
  • 9781137550507
  • 59,474

About Stella Cottrell

Stella Cottrell is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement at the University of East London, UK and was formerly the Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, UK. She is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her other titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Skills for Success, The Palgrave Student Planner, The Exam Skills Handbook and Dissertations & Project Reports.show more

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.- Critical Thinking for Your Future Career and Employability.- Texts for Activities.show more