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"Thinking Critically teaches the fundamental thinking, reasoning, reading, and writing abilities that students need for academic success. The text begins with basic skills related to personal experience and then carefully progresses to the more sophisticated reasoning skills required for abstract, academic contexts. "Thinking Critically is designed to introduce students to the cognitive process while teaching them to develop their higher order thinking and language abilities. The book and its web site have a number of distinctive characteristics that make it an effective tool for both instructors and students.Every aspect of the text brings critical thinking to bear on recent world events, including September 11 and response to terrorist activities.Readings and activities explore topics such as the meaning of patriotism and how journalists balance national security concerns with reporting on breaking events.Enhanced exploration of how critical thinking can improve one' s personal relationships features readings from Judith Wallerstein' s "The Good Marriage and Robert Wright' s "The Moral Animal.

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Genre: Education
Author: John Chaffee
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Release: 2003
File: 634 Pages
ISBN-13: 0618216014

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So you’ve arrived at university, you’ve read the course handbook and you’re ready to learn the law. But is knowing the law enough to get you the very best marks? And what do your lecturers mean when they say you need to develop critical and analytical skills? When is it right to put your own views forward? What are examiners looking for when they give feedback to say that your work is too descriptive? This book explores what it means to think critically and offers practical tips and advice for students to develop the process, skill and ability of thinking critically while studying law. The book investigates the big questions such as: What is law? and What is ‘thinking critically’? How can I use critical thinking to get better grades in assessments? What is the role of critical thinking in the work place? These questions and more are explored in Thinking Critically About Law. Whether you have limited prior experience of critical thinking or are looking to improve your performance in assessments, this book is the ideal tool to help you enhance your capacity to question, challenge, reflect and problematize what you learn about the law throughout your studies and beyond.

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Genre: Law
Author: A. R. Codling
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2018-01-31
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317298380

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This book offers a critical introduction to the media as well as a “self defense” against the “spin” of politicians, advertising, and assorted propagandists. Its interdisciplinary application of principles of critical thinking and argumentative rhetoric can be incorporated into a diverse range of college courses, including communication, journalism, rhetoric, and media criticism. Lazere offers a basic guide to and critique of the semantic complexities of terms such as liberal, conservative, left, and right, as well as related words like democracy, freedom, capitalism, and socialism. He provides student guides for understanding opposing viewpoints between conservative and liberal polemicists on controversial issues in current politics and media, such as the nation’s wealth gap, including the rhetoric of economic arguments and the use and interpretation of statistics. His book offers insights into understanding the positions behind many other well-publicized debates in American society—from women’s rights to racial attitudes to the role of government. Lazere provides students with tools for understanding and argumentation, showing how to recognize logical fallacies, verbal slanting, and emotional appeal through connotative language—and how to discern intentions behind political and other advertisements. In contrast to most textbooks’ approach to logical fallacies that assumes they result only from unintentional lapses in reasoning, this book confronts the hard truth that real-life arguments frequently are tainted by deliberate deception. Chapter 3 surveys various influences on political bias in the media, while Chapter 4 examines special pleading, conflicts of interest, invective, smearing, and hype—as propagated by sources like lobbies, public relations agencies, think tanks, advocacy, and political advertising. Key features of the text:

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Donald Lazere
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-11-17
File: 168 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317250562

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Do you want to improve your brain power by thinking critically in your daily life? Do you want to practice logical exercises to better your decision- making skills? Are you seeking confidence in your arguments and wish to think more efficiently? If you find yourself wanting to know more about critical thinking strategies, you've found the perfect solution. This workbook is for the individual who wants to think clearly and organized - for the person who wants to make the best decisions for themselves. Critical thinking is a mindset more than a technique. It allows us to unlock our intellectual independence and gives us wisdom and authority. Critical thinking involves a slow thought-out experience of deciding whether you agree or disagree. Instead of feeling trapped in that "grey-area" of decision-making, you'll learn how to solve problems with accuracy and efficiency. The Foundation for Critical Thinking, a non-profit dedicated to promoting education for critical thinking, wrote a 2019 article titled, Our Conception of Critical Thinking. They state, "Critical thinking is that mode of thinking -- about any subject, content, or problem -- in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing it. The result? A well-cultivated critical thinker who raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely." This workbook includes: Critical Thinking Unleashed - How to Improve and Refine Your Thinking Process to Think More Effectively The Art of Critical Thinking - How to Build the Sharpest Reasoning Possible for Yourself In this guide, you'll discover: An in-depth look at what critical thinking is and how it helps reshape human thoughts of prejudice, over-generalization, common fallacies, self-deception, rigidity and narrowness. The root societal causes for lack of critical thinking skills and the 5 benefits of learning how to think critically in your everyday life. How critical thinking applies to the professional world and how it benefits any career or business and a break-down of various professions that require critical thinking. Critical versus over-thinking and the 3 proven strategies that create a calm and rational mindset which can lead to immense innovation and deep conversation. The top 7 questions you must ask yourself when arriving at a conclusion (to avoid being rash and biased, but instead, rational). How to shift your state of mind to being critical in a 5-step process with ACTIONABLE examples that will accelerate your growth A Guaranteed Way to Improve Critical Thinking - 20+ strategies and techniques to practice your critical thinking skills. A list of over 10 fallacies and biases that are causing self- sabotaging decision-making and how your actions may be causing incorrect judgement throughout your life. ... and much, much more There's no need to second-guess your decisions anymore. Critical thinking provides ownership in our beliefs which gives us true freedom of thought. Click "Add to Cart" now to start taking personal responsibility for your thinking and confidently support what you believe in.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Christopher Hayes
Publisher:
Release: 2019-11-07
File: 306 Pages
ISBN-13: 1646960289

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Reinvigorating today’s schools with quality thinking Critical, creative and collaborative thinking should be at the center of all 21st century teaching and learning. Creating Thinking Classrooms is loaded with examples, stories and strategies for reinvigorating schools through quality thinking and reasoning. Written for leaders who support teachers, this guide treats educational change as a process of renovation, rather than revolution, and emphasizes building upon, refining and sustaining the many good things happening in today’s schools. Practical and user-friendly, it emphasizes five key principles for learning and teaching: Engaging students Sustaining inquiry Nurturing self-regulated learners Creating assessment-rich learning Enhancing learning through digital technology

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Genre: Education
Author: Garfield Gini-Newman
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release: 2018-03-22
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781506398440

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Contents: (1) How Do People Reason?; (2) What is Critical Thinking?; (3) What Can Be Learned from the Past?: Thinking Critically about Cuba: Deploying the Missiles; Assessing the Implications; Between Dogmatism and Refutation; Lacking: Disconfirmation; The Roles of Critical Thinking in the Cuban Crisis; Winners and Losers: The Crisis in Context; Ten Years Later, They Meet Again; Judgment; (4) How Can Intelligence Analysts Employ Critical Thinking?; (5) How Can Intelligence Analysts be Taught to Think Critically?; (6) How Does Critical Thinking Transform?; (7) What Other Points of View Exist?; (8) What Does the Future Hold?; (9) NSA¿s Critical Thinking and Structured Analysis Class Syllabus. Charts and tables.

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Author: David T. Moore
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release: 2010-10
File: 134 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781437934922

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This book introduces readers to the many arguments and controversies concerning abortion. While it argues for ethical and legal positions on the issues, it focuses on how to think about the issues, not just what to think about them. It is an ideal resource to improve your understanding of what people think, why they think that and whether their (and your) arguments are good or bad, and why. It's ideal for classroom use, discussion groups, organizational learning, and personal reading. From the Preface To many people, abortion is an issue for which discussions and debates are frustrating and fruitless: it seems like no progress will ever be made towards any understanding, much less resolution or even compromise. Judgments like these, however, are premature because some basic techniques from critical thinking, such as carefully defining words and testing definitions, stating the full structure of arguments so each step of the reasoning can be examined, and comparing the strengths and weaknesses of different explanations can help us make progress towards these goals. When emotions run high, we sometimes need to step back and use a passion for calm, cool, critical thinking. This helps us better understand the positions and arguments of people who see things differently from us, as well as our own positions and arguments. And we can use critical thinking skills help to try to figure out which positions are best, in terms of being supported by good arguments: after all, we might have much to learn from other people, sometimes that our own views should change, for the better. Here we use basic critical thinking skills to argue that abortion is typically not morally wrong. We begin with less morally-controversial claims: adults, children and babies are wrong to kill and wrong to kill, fundamentally, because they, we, are conscious, aware and have feelings. We argue that since early fetuses entirely lack these characteristics, they are not inherently wrong to kill and so most abortions are not morally wrong, since most abortions are done early in pregnancy, before consciousness and feeling develop in the fetus. Furthermore, since the right to life is not the right to someone else’s body, fetuses might not have the right to the pregnant woman’s body—which she has the right to—and so she has the right to not allow the fetus use of her body. This further justifies abortion, at least until technology allows for the removal of fetuses to other wombs. Since morally permissible actions should be legal, abortions should be legal: it is an injustice to criminalize actions that are not wrong. In the course of arguing for these claims, we: 1. discuss how to best define abortion; 2. dismiss many common “question-begging” arguments that merely assume their conclusions, instead of giving genuine reasons for them; 3. refute some often-heard “everyday arguments” about abortion, on all sides; 4. explain why the most influential philosophical arguments against abortion are unsuccessful; 5. provide some positive arguments that at least early abortions are not wrong; 6. briefly discuss the ethics and legality of later abortions, and more. This essay is not a “how to win an argument” piece or a tract or any kind of apologetics. It is not designed to help anyone “win” debates: everybody “wins” on this issue when we calmly and respectfully engage arguments with care, charity, honesty and humility. This book is merely a reasoned, systematic introduction to the issues that we hope models these skills and virtues. Its discussion should not be taken as absolute “proof” of anything: much more needs to be understood and carefully discussed—always.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Nathan Nobis
Publisher: Open Philosophy Press
Release: 2019-06-19
File: 77 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780578532639

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THINK Currency. THINK Relevancy. THINK Critically. THINK Critically is a cutting-edge, self-reflective guide for improving critical thinking skills through careful analysis, reasoned inference, and thoughtful evaluation of contemporary culture and ideas. An engaging visual design developed with extensive student feedback and 15-page chapters makes THINK Critically the textbook your students will actually read. It delivers the core concepts of critical thinking in a way they can easily understand. Additionally, engaging examples and masterful exercises help students learn to clarify ideas, analyze arguments, and evaluate reasoning. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here's how: Improve Critical Thinking – “Think Critically” exercises are positioned throughout each chapter to help students build skills. Engage Students – In-text features include “Map It Out” sections, video clips, and Web-based multimedia examples. Support Instructors – Four new optional chapters are available through the Pearson Custom Library, and a comprehensive supplements package is available to be packaged with this text.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Peter A. Facione
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release: 2012-01-23
File: 338 Pages
ISBN-13: 0205490980

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You Are a Click Away From Learning How to Develop Emotional Intelligence And Improve Every Facet Of Your Life! We are all working towards becoming better versions of ourselves. Whether it is through spirituality, excelling in our careers, relating with people better, finding our passions and much more; we are all working towards similar goals. Most of us face a challenge though; we have a hard time thinking critically and can't muster the much needed emotional intelligence to sustain us through the journey to personal transformation. Are you one of those that are struggling? Are you having a difficult time developing analytical skills? Do you always struggle with making decisions because you don't know what to consider? Do you feel like you have not tapped into the full power of your mind? Would you love to learn how to rewire your brain to think differently and make the best decisions always? If you answered YES, then this 2 in 1 book set is exactly what you need. Do you know that to be successful, you need to have a high emotional intelligence? For a while, most people thought that to achieve success, you had to have a high IQ; however, recent research studies show otherwise. Emotional intelligence enables you to effectively identify your emotions, people's emotions and to react accordingly. It also teaches you how to analyze situations before making a decision. In order to become emotionally intelligent, it is crucial to tap into the power of your brain. Most people think that there is not much you can do to change how your brain functions. However, research shows that this is quite the opposite. Did you know that you can rewire your mind in such a way to tap into your creative side more or even be able to activate certain parts of your brain such that you experience positivity more? Well this is the power of the brain. This Emotional Intelligence 2 in 1 book set (Critical thinking + Rewire your brain) will teach you how to tap into the power of your brain, rewire it and to start thinking critically among other things. Here is a preview of what you will learn: How to tap into the power of your brain Strategies to help you deal with fear, worry and anxiety Tips to help build your self-esteem and self-confidence What critical thinking exactly is Why it is important to develop critical thinking skills? What makes someone a critical thinker Effective steps you can take to be a critical thinker How to develop a positive mindset How important critical thinking is to goal setting And much more! If you are ready to rewire your brain to activate the right parts more and turn down others as well as make better decisions.. This 2 in 1 set is written in easy to follow, beginner friendly language that will enable you apply what you learn as soon as you put it down! Click Buy Now With 1-Click or Buy Now.

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Genre:
Author: David McKay
Publisher:
Release: 2019-11-29
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 1713285347

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Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology features currentscholarship on effectively teaching critical thinking skills at alllevels of psychology. Offers novel, nontraditional approaches to teaching criticalthinking, including strategies, tactics, diversity issues, servicelearning, and the use of case studies Provides new course delivery formats by which faculty cancreate online course materials to foster critical thinking within adiverse student audience Places specific emphasis on how to both teach and assesscritical thinking in the classroom, as well as issues of widerprogram assessment Discusses ways to use critical thinking in courses ranging fromintroductory level to upper-level, including statistics andresearch methods courses, cognitive psychology, and capstoneofferings

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Dana S. Dunn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2009-01-30
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 1444305182

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