Foundations : Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing

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Foundations is created for student success courses primarily at the university and university college level. It is a broad based post-secondary survival guide, which includes material on how to function effectively in a university setting. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills, tips and procedures for essay writing and grammar, and basic computer skills as they relate to academic activities. Its practical approach will help students improve their day-to-day activities, such as researching a topic, preparing for an exam, or using the more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 175.26 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • Pearson Canada, Toronto
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 0130863661
  • 9780130863669

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Preface. Acknowledgements. I. SURVIVAL SKILLS. 1. Shifting Gears: Adapting to University Demands. 2. Computers and Critical Thinking. 3. Critical Reading Strategies. 4. Building a Critical Vocabulary. 5. Recognizing How Grammar and Punctuation Work. II. CRITICAL THINKING. 6. Developing a Critical Attitude. 7. Arguing and Assessing a Critical Position. III. RESEARCHING IN THE LIBRARY AND ON THE NET. 8. Researching Print Sources. 9. Researching Electronic Sources. IV. THE ESSAY FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINAL COPY. 10. The Planning Stage. 11. The Writing Stage. 12. Reference and Documentation: Acknowledging Your Sources. 13. Preparing the Final Copy. V. AFTER YOU GET YOUR PAPER BACK. 14. The Marked Assignment and What to Do About It. VI. EXAMINATIONS. 15. Preparing for and Writing Exams. 16. Works Cited. 17. more

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