Critical Thinking for Students 4th Edition
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Critical Thinking for Students 4th Edition : Learn the Skills for Analysing, Evaluating and Producing Arguments

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Critical Thinking is a core skill needed to make all your studies more effective, no matter what 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 totally revised and updated book is a must if you want to find out how to develop your own arguments and evaluate other people's. Specifically, you will need to look at others' assumptions and their use of evidence. Learn too how to spot, and rectify, weaknesses of your own. An indispensable book, especially for students following the OCR AS-level course in Critical Thinking.

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 12mm | 242g
  • Robinson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised, Updated
  • 1845283864
  • 9781845283865
  • 109,437

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.
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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
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About Roy Van Den Brink-Budgen

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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