From Critical Thinking to Argument

A Portable Guide

Author: Sylvan Barnet

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 803

From Critical Thinking to Argument is a very brief but thorough guide to critical thinking and argumentation. With only a dozen readings, this affordable guide can stand alone or complement an anthology. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors’ dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. Treatment of classic and modern approaches includes Aristotle, Toulmin, and Rogerian argument, making it a versatile text. From Critical Thinking to Argument has been revised to model more strategies for creating academic arguments and provide practical advice on how to develop them.

Critical Thinking

Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life

Author: Richard Paul

Publisher: FT Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 145

Use better thinking to empower yourself, discover opportunities, avoid disastrous mistakes, build wealth, and achieve your biggest goals! This is your complete, up-to-the-minute blueprint for assessing and improving the way you think about everything – from business decisions to personal relationships. Drs. Richard W. Paul and Linda Elder, of the Center for Critical Thinking, offer specific guidance for making more intelligent decisions, and overcoming the irrationalities and "sociocentric" limits we all face. Discover which of the "six stages" of thinking you’re in and learn how to think with clarity, relevance, logic, accuracy, depth, significance, precision, breadth, and fairness. Master strategic thinking skills you can use everywhere and learn how to critically assess what experts tell you. Packed with new examples and exercises, this guide won’t just help you think more effectively: it will help you use those skills to empower yourself, discover new opportunities, avoid disastrous mistakes, and grow your wealth. Above all, it will help you gain the confidence and clarity you need to pursue and achieve your most important goals in life – whatever they are!

The American Indian and Alaska Native Student's Guide to College Success

Author: D. Michael Pavel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Education

Page: 239

View: 970

A guide to college success for Native American students discusses financial aid, homesickness, academic preparation, and choosing a college, and profiles successful Native American college graduates.

25 Days to Better Thinking & Better Living

A Guide for Improving Every Aspect of Your Life

Author: Linda Elder

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional


Category: Self-Help

Page: 89

View: 396

You are what you think! Take control of your thinking...and start living life to the fullest! In just 25 days, you can discover how to cut through lies, gain insight, and make smarter choices in every area of your life—from work and money to your intimate relationships. Discover how to overcome bad thinking habits caused by self-delusion or out-of-control emotions...clarify what you really want...recognize what you don’t know. Ask the right questions...resist brainwashing, manipulation, and hypocrisy...Avoid worrying, conformism, and blame! 25 powerful ways to improve your thinking—and make smarter, better decisions. Stop deceiving yourself: Overcome built-in self-delusion, wishful thinking, and worrying. Use better thinking to make better decisions at work, at home, and throughout your life. Critically evaluate what you’re told by advertisers, politicians, your boss...even your family! Quick, practical, easy to use! Includes daily/weekly action plans, progress notes, and more.

The Art of Deception

An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Author: Nicolas Capaldi

Publisher: Prometheus Books


Category: Philosophy

Page: 277

View: 153

Can you tell when you're being deceived? This classic work on critical thinking — now fully updated and revised — uses a novel approach to teach the basics of informal logic. On the assumption that "it takes one to know one," the authors have written the book from the point of view of someone who wishes to deceive, mislead, or manipulate others. Having mastered the art of deception, readers will then be able to detect the misuse or abuse of logic when they encounter it in others — whether in a heated political debate or while trying to evaluate the claims of a persuasive sales person. Using a host of real-world examples, the authors show you how to win an argument, defend a case, recognize a fallacy, see through deception, persuade a skeptic, and turn defeat into victory. Not only do they discuss the fundamentals of logic (premises, conclusions, syllogisms, common fallacies, etc.), but they also consider important related issues often encountered in face-to-face debates, such as gaining a sympathetic audience, responding to audience reaction, using nonverbal devices, clearly presenting the facts, refutation, and driving home a concluding argument. Whether you’re preparing for law school or you just want to become more adept at making your points and analyzing others’ arguments, The Art of Deception will give you the intellectual tools to become a more effective thinker and speaker. Helpful exercises and discussion questions are also included. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Putting it into Practice

Developing Student Critical Thinking Skills in Teacher Education – the Models, Methods, Experiences and Results

Author: Paula Jones

Publisher: IAP


Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 106

Most teachers would agree that they teach reasoning skills in their classes. However, are they explicitly incorporating strategies that teach students to think critically? If so, how do they know these methods are effective? The purpose of this book is to summarize and share a variety of methods for developing students’ critical thinking skills. Each chapter focuses on a select teacher education class where the instructor implemented components of the Paul and Elder Model of Critical Thinking. Written from the instructor’s point of view, each chapter details how each instructor utilized components of the Paul and Elder Model to support students in the development of their critical thinking skills. Importantly, each instructor's use of the model varied and those variations are shared in detail. Chapter authors found that utilizing components of the Paul and Elder Model resulted in more consistent use of critical thinking skills by students within their teacher education classes. In this practicebased book, interested teachers will be challenged to think through the methods they currently use in their own classes and will be provided new ideas or strategies to try.

Portable Literature

Reading, Reacting, Writing

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1205

View: 946

Designed for literature classes that only need the essentials, The PORTABLE LITERATURE: READING, REACTING, WRITING, Sixth Edition is the affordable, portable alternative to full length?or even compact?introduction to literature texts.


Reading, Reacting, Writing

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner



Category: Literary Collections


View: 850

The Portable Mentor

Expert Guide to a Successful Career in Psychology

Author: Mitchell J. Prinstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Psychology

Page: 343

View: 462

Written for students and early career psychologists, this book is a professional development handbook with practical guidelines and suggestions for mastering virtually every professional task encountered during the first decade of a career in psychology. Comprehensive in scope, but practical in use, it offers the best possible training from the most successful leaders in psychology, combining the wisdom and mentorship of noted psychology experts into a single source.