Critical Thinking Reading and Writing

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1457649977
Release Date: 2013-08-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is a compact but complete guide to critical thinking and argumentation. 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. This extraordinarily versatile text includes comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument, from Aristotelian to Toulmin, to a new chapter on rhetorical analysis of pop culture texts, as well as 35 readings (including e-Pages that allow students to take advantage of working with multimodal arguments on the Web), and a casebook on the state and the individual. This affordable guide can stand alone or supplement a larger anthology of readings.

From Critical Thinking to Argument

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 0312601611
Release Date: 2010-07-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

A Brief Guide to Writing Academic Arguments

Author: Stephen Wilhoit
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0205568610
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Brief Guide to Writing Academic Arguments prepares the reader to read and write the types of argument-related source-based writing they are most likely to encounter in college.

The Academic Writer

Author: Lisa Ede
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312603199
Release Date: 2010-12-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Written in Lisa Ede's accessible, supportive style, The Academic Writer is an affordable, brief guide to the essentials of academic writing and research. By framing writing situations in terms of the writer, reader, text, and medium, the text helps students think rhetorically and make effective choices as they write. Abundant student models, advice on writing in the disciplines, and attention to visuals and design make this text a perfect introduction to college writing -- at a great price.

The College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and Researching

Author: Randall VanderMey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285974439
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Education

Combining streamlined instruction in the writing process with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is a fully updated four-in-one book-with a rhetoric, a reader, a research guide, and a handbook-for users at any skill level. Throughout the book, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic writing-from voice to documentation-and offer models for users' own papers. The fifth edition features a greater focus on writing across the curriculum, further supported within the research chapters by additional coverage of report writing, primary research, and avoiding plagiarism. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Critical Reading and Writing

Author: Jeff Ousborne
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1457674327
Release Date: 2014-01-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Reading and Writing: A Bedford Spotlight Rhetoric helps students with key writing skills. It provides advice on how to read thoughtfully and analytically, with instruction on active reading and note-taking, plus help with analyzing visual and multimodal texts. It also takes students through the writing process, explaining important concepts such as purpose, invention, rhetorical thinking, prewriting, thesis development, and organization, providing support when they need it most. Advice on using sources, revising, and editing will help them enrich, re-see, edit, and format their papers.

Writing Essays About Literature

Author: Katherine O. Acheson
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770482776
Release Date: 2010-12-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book gives students an answer to the question, “What does my professor want from this essay?” In lively, direct language, it explains the process of creating “a clearly-written argument, based on evidence, about the meaning, power, or structure of a literary work.” Using a single poem by William Carlos Williams as the basis for the process of writing a paper about a piece of literature, it walks students through the processes of reading, brainstorming, researching secondary sources, gathering evidence, and composing and editing the paper. Writing Essays About Literature is designed to strengthen argumentation skills and deepen understanding of the relationships between the reader, the author, the text, and critical interpretations. Its lessons about clarity, precision, and the importance of providing evidence will have wide relevance for student writers.

Brother and the Dancer

Author: Keenan Norris
ISBN: 1597142441
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

Erycha and Touissant, although they live only a few miles apart in the San Bernardino Valley, are separated by class, violence, and history as they grow from adolescence to adulthood.

Language in Thought and Action

Author: Samuel Ichiyé Hayakawa
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0156482401
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Examines the role of language and how it shapes human thought, and includes a chapter discussing the content, form, and hidden messages of television

Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486131627
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Science

Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more.

Critical Thinking

Author: Larry Wright
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019979622X
Release Date: 2012-10-15
Genre: Philosophy

Now in its second edition, Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Analytical Reading and Reasoning provides a nontechnical vocabulary and analytic apparatus that guide students in identifying and articulating the central patterns found in reasoning and in expository writing more generally. Understanding these patterns of reasoning helps students to better analyze, evaluate, and construct arguments and to more easily comprehend the full range of everyday arguments found in ordinary journalism. Critical Thinking, Second Edition, distinguishes itself from other texts in the field by emphasizing analytical reading as an essential skill. It also provides detailed coverage of argument analysis, diagnostic arguments, diagnostic patterns, and fallacies. Opening with two chapters on analytical reading that help students recognize what makes reasoning explicitly different from other expository activities, the text then presents an interrogative model of argument to guide them in the analysis and evaluation of reasoning. This model allows a detailed articulation of "inference to the best explanation" and gives students a view of the pervasiveness of this form of reasoning. The author demonstrates how many common argument types--from correlations to sampling--can be analyzed using this articulated form. He then extends the model to deal with several predictive and normative arguments and to display the value of the fallacy vocabulary. Ideal for introductory courses in critical thinking, critical reasoning, informal logic, and inductive reasoning, Critical Thinking, Second Edition, features hundreds of exercises throughout and includes worked-out solutions and additional exercises (without solutions) at the end of each chapter. An Instructor's Manual--offering solutions to the text's unanswered exercises and featuring other pedagogical aids--is available on the book's Companion Website at

The Art of Critical Reading

Author: Rita McCarthy
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077794712
Release Date: 2015-01-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Art of Critical Reading provides multiple assessment opportunities, engaging and diverse reading selections, and in-context and essential vocabulary content in an integrated print and digital program designed to prepare students for reading in college and beyond. The Art of Critical Reading uses the theme of art to create an exciting and engaging approach to reading and learning. Integrating art themes through reading selections, visuals,and exercises, the new edition offers a wealth of updated exercises and reading selections drawn from a variety of sources (college textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and classic and contemporary literature) to inspire students to read with passion and care.

Thinking and Writing about Philosophy

Author: Hugo Bedau
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 0312396538
Release Date: 2002-03-08
Genre: Philosophy

With 16 readings by prominent philosophers and 8 examples of student writing, this concise and inexpensive guide discusses every stage of reading, analyzing, and responding to philosophical texts and arguments and offers thorough coverage of research and documentation.