Critical Thinking Skills

Critical Thinking Skills : Developing Effective Analysis and Argument

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'More analysis needed' is a comment lecturers repeatedly have to write on their students' work. Proceeding beyond this level of feedback is difficult when many students don't understand what analysis is or how to integrate criticism into their work. So 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-making and writing. It is essential for students wishing to perfect their thinking, reading and writing skills, and improve their grades.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 190 x 246 x 15mm | 521g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • 1403996857
  • 9781403996855
  • 51,733

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
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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
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About Stella Cottrell

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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