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.

From Critical Thinking to Argument

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1457649950
Release Date: 2013-09-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

From Critical Thinking to Argument is a very brief but thorough guide to critical thinking and argument. With only fifteen readings, this affordable guide can stand alone or complement an anthology. Comprising a condensed version of 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 versatile text features treatment of classic and modern approaches including Aristotelian, Toulmin, and Rogerian argument, as well as a new chapter on analyzing pop culture texts. Like other volumes in the Bedford/St Martin’s popular series of Portable Anthologies and Portable Guides, From Critical Thinking to Argument offers the series’ trademark combination of high quality and great value for teachers of writing and their cost-conscious students.

From Critical Thinking to Argument

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319076993
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

From Critical Thinking to Argument is a very brief but thorough guide to critical thinking and argument. With only fifteen readings, this affordable guide can stand alone or complement an anthology. Comprising a condensed version of the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors’ expertise in persuasive writing and logical thinking, and now with new co-author John O’Hara, an expanded focus on critical thinking. It helps students move from critical thinking to argument and research. This versatile text features treatment of classic and modern approaches including Aristotelian, Toulmin, and Rogerian argument, as well as an expanded chapter on visual rhetoric. Like other volumes in the Bedford/St. Martin’s popular series of Portable Anthologies and Portable Guides, From Critical Thinking to Argument offers the series’ trademark combination of high quality and great value for teachers of writing and their cost-conscious students.

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies

Author: Martin Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118924730
Release Date: 2015-03-18
Genre: Education

Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you! These days, strong critical thinking skills provide a vital foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies offers a clear and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you'll get hands-on, lively, and fun exercises that you can put to work today to improve your arguments and pin down key issues. With this accessible and friendly guide, you'll get plain-English instruction on how to identify other people's assumptions, methodology, and conclusions, evaluate evidence, and interpret texts effectively. You'll also find tips and guidance on reading between the lines, assessing validity – and even advice on when not to apply logic too rigidly! Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies: Provides tools and strategies from a range of disciplines great for developing your reflective thinking skills Offers expert guidance on sound reasoning and textual analysis Shows precisely how to use concept mapping and brainstorming to generate insights Demonstrates how critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student Whether you're undertaking reviews, planning research projects or just keen to give your brain a workout, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies equips you with everything you need to succeed.

Think Smarter

Author: Michael Kallet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118871256
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Train your brain for better decisions, problem solving, and innovation Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills is the comprehensive guide to training your brain to do more for you. Written by a critical thinking trainer and coach, the book presents a pragmatic set of tools to apply critical thinking techniques to everyday business issues. Think Smarter is filled with real world examples that demonstrate how the tools work in action, in addition to dozens of practice exercises applicable across industries and functions, Think Smarter is a versatile resource for individuals, managers, students, and corporate training programs. Thinking is the foundation of everything you do, but we rely largely on automatic thinking to process information, often resulting in misunderstandings and errors. Shifting over to critical thinking means thinking purposefully using a framework and toolset, enabling thought processes that lead to better decisions, faster problem solving, and creative innovation. Think Smarter provides clear, actionable steps toward improving your critical thinking skills, plus exercises that clarify complex concepts by putting theory into practice. Features include: A comprehensive critical thinking framework Over twenty-five "tools" to help you think more critically Critical thinking implementation for functions and activities Examples of the real-world use of each tool Learn what questions to ask, how to uncover the real problem to solve, and mistakes to avoid. Recognize assumptions your can rely on versus those without merit, and train your brain to tick through your mental toolbox to arrive at more innovative solutions. Critical thinking is the top skill on the wish list in the business world, and sharpening your ability can have profound affects throughout all facets of life. Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills provides a roadmap to more effective and productive thought.

Writing and Revising

Author: Marcia F. Muth
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781457689321
Release Date: 2014-10-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A concise and affordable yet thorough writing guide, Writing and Revising offers a true alternative to larger and more expensive texts. Widely adopted in the first edition, it's flexible enough to be used in a variety of courses, as a classroom text, or as a quick reference. Whether students are writing brief papers or more complicated essays drawing on multiple sources, Writing and Revising can help.

A Workbook for Arguments Second Edition

Author: David R. Morrow
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781624664298
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Philosophy

A Workbook for Arguments builds on Anthony Weston’s A Rulebook for Arguments to provide a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The second edition adds: Updated and improved homework exercises—nearly one third are new—to ensure that the examples continue to resonate with students. Increased coverage of scientific reasoning, demonstrating how scientific reasoning dovetails with critical thinking more generally. Two new activities in which students analyze arguments in their original form, as provided in brief selections from the original texts. This edition continues to include: The entire text of Rulebook, supplemented with extensive explanations and exercises. Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of arguments in a wide variety of sources. Practical advice to help students succeed. Model answers to odd-numbered problems, including commentaries on the strengths and weaknesses of selected sample answers and further discussion of some of the substantive intellectual, philosophical, or ethical issues they raise. Detailed instructions for in-class activities and take-home assignments. An appendix on mapping arguments, giving students a solid introduction to this vital skill in constructing complex and multi-step arguments and evaluating them.

75 Arguments

Author: ALAN AINSWORTH
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0072496649
Release Date: 2006-09-22
Genre: Reference

This new offering in McGraw-Hill's line of inexpensive readers collects seventy-five extensively taught arguments into a single volume. With topics including national security, technology, marriage, race, economics, the environment, and globalization, among others, this anthology is sure to engage students and inspire them to think critically and write well.

Critical Thinking and Everyday Argument

Author: Jay VerLinden
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 053460174X
Release Date: 2004-07-01
Genre: Philosophy

Learn how to win arguments with CRITICAL THINKING AND EVERDAY ARGUMENT with InfoTrac ! Through everyday experiences and examples, this communication text introduces you the principles of argumentation and helps you apply these principles to your own life. Studying is made easy with a website that helps you test your mastery of the material through quizzes, tests, and tutorials.

Portable Literature Reading Reacting Writing

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305537132
Release Date: 2015-07-20
Genre: Literary Collections

PORTABLE LITERATURE: READING, REACTING, WRITING, Ninth Edition, includes a wide selection of essential classic and contemporary readings along with brief introductions to the literary genres, useful study questions and prompts, and a down-to-earth, accessible guide to writing about literature. This streamlined edition is an affordable, portable alternative to the full-length and compact versions of this popular Introduction to Literature text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Border Crossings

Author: Catherine Cucinella
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1319020143
Release Date: 2015-11-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines