Author: Mary Deane,Erik Borg

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1408237008

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9003

This book is designed for students to use independently to enhance their critical thinking skills. It contains advice and examples of students’ writing to illustrate poor performance and demonstrate how to produce effective critical discourse. As university study requires students to demonstrate critical insight, this book shows how to develop this skill by breaking down the thinking and writing processes into steps. It also points out that critical thinking is valued in post-university employment and discusses how to prepare for professional writing.
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Author: Mary Deane,Erik Borg

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9781408236970

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 120

View: 2192

This book is designed for students to use independently to enhance their critical thinking skills. It contains advice and examples of students' writing to illustrate poor performance and demonstrate how to produce effective critical discourse. As university study requires students to demonstrate critical insight, this book shows how to develop this skill by breaking down the thinking and writing processes into steps. It also points out that critical thinking is valued in post-university employment and discusses how to prepare for professional writing.
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Author: Andy Gillet,Angela Hammond,Mary Martala-Lockett

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273721710

Category: Academic writing

Page: 334

View: 465

Successful Academic Writing guides students through the whole process of academic writing, developing their ability to communicate ideas and research fluently and successfully. From understanding the task and planning essays or assignments, right through to utilising feedback, it will ensure students are able to get much more out of the writing process.
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A Critical Thinking Guide

Author: Steve Bareham

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0973113758

Category: Self-Help

Page: 180

View: 7605

Few people devote time to think about, or to improve, their thinking processes, preferring, instead, to focus on outcomes—decisions, plans, conclusions, and judgments—that so preoccupy the North American psyche. This fixation on the latter stages of thinking is backwards and responsible, in large part, for results that are not always optimal. Think Well & Prosper provides insights into the structure of thinking. It breaks down—analyses—the thinking process into understandable steps and sequences that each of us can easily follow if we so choose. And the steps and sequences aren’t particularly complicated. The trouble with thinking better is simply that most people don’t really know what is involved to do it more effectively. Many people think thinking just happens organically and that we can do it better by bearing down or by thinking harder (whatever that means). A very important point, right from the start: thinking is not the same as intelligence. Thinking well is a skill that can be learned, practiced, and improved. It’s comparable to getting your body in shape. No one doubts that physical conditioning requires time to learn routines; it’s the same with thinking, except they are mental routines. But, if you don’t know what you don’t know, you can’t really do them. Many of us learn the thinking processes and routines as we progress through life, or if we pursue higher education where educators nudge us to develop higher order thinking skills. But, why wait until later, if obtaining these skills sooner will help now? Readers can quickly learn how: • the thought process works when it’s well managed (and when it’s not) • improved understanding of our thinking sequence/process brings about much improved outcomes that benefit us in all walks of life • to systematically audit your thinking to ensure that none of the components of higher order thinking are overlooked and that exploration of the parts is comprehensive and done conscientiously to produce detailed analysis, coherent synthesis, defensible reasoning, logical inference, creativity, sound judgment, constructiveness, and connectiveness • to employ personal candor about psychological landmines that often derail us • to ask better questions; our brains are questioning machines, but we often ask questions subconsciously and without critical analysis of their depth or quality. You’ll learn that there are six levels to question sophistication so you can ask better questions routinely. Einstein said questioning skills were the secret to his success. • memory works and how to make yours better • to make better plans, decisions, and judgments (and do these better AFTER employing the thinking “parts” in the right sequence • to create a strategic life plan using a process similar to that employed by successful corporations (works for life, too!) • to be more persuasive by expanding your persuasion arsenal with 21 specific tactics and strategies (this is hugely beneficial) • organizational patterns can improve your communication power Thinking is the most important thing we do in life. Our thinking determines our levels of competency in the work world and, to a great degree, the way we think determines if we succeed or fail in life, or if we are happy and fulfilled, or frustrated and overwhelmed. Many people equate thinking with breathing; they do it, but assume it’s a natural process and not something that can be orchestrated or deliberately structured. Rather than questioning the adequacy of specific thinking skills and approaches in challenging situations, many people believe that they face difficulty simply because they lack information. It is very often true that more information is needed, but making better use of information is just as important.
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A Simple Book for Smart People

Author: Ken Watanabe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101029183

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 7948

The fun and simple problem-solving guide that took Japan by storm Ken Watanabe originally wrote Problem Solving 101 for Japanese schoolchildren. His goal was to help shift the focus in Japanese education from memorization to critical thinking, by adapting some of the techniques he had learned as an elite McKinsey consultant. He was amazed to discover that adults were hungry for his fun and easy guide to problem solving and decision making. The book became a surprise Japanese bestseller, with more than 370,000 in print after six months. Now American businesspeople can also use it to master some powerful skills. Watanabe uses sample scenarios to illustrate his techniques, which include logic trees and matrixes. A rock band figures out how to drive up concert attendance. An aspiring animator budgets for a new computer purchase. Students decide which high school they will attend. Illustrated with diagrams and quirky drawings, the book is simple enough for a middleschooler to understand but sophisticated enough for business leaders to apply to their most challenging problems.
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Make Better Decisions, Improve Your Judgment, and Think a Step Ahead of Others

Author: Zoe McKey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981912094

Category:

Page: 184

View: 572

Are you often cheated, tricked by others? Do you wish you could think faster and spot logical inconsistencies and lies better? Wish to influence others more? If you want to become a logical thinker instead of an irrational, snap-judging one, this book is for you. Critical thinking skills not only turn you a more logical thinker but also strengthen your decision making muscle, speed up your thinking process, and help you spot thinking errors of others easily. The Critical Mind offers a profound introduction to the rules and principles of critical thinking, giving tips and tricks how to acquire this skill quickly and efficiently. You will find broadly usable and situation-specific advice on how to approach critically your private life, business, friendships, politics, social media, and others. Critical thinking not only saves you time, but often saves you money, helps you prevent tragedies and disappointment, and accumulate resources quicker. - Learn what are the main parts of critical thinking. - The theories and practices of the best critical thinking experts of the world. -Tips to keep your brain in good shape, receptive to thinking fallacies. - Solve your problems with critical thinking. - Become a quicker and better decision maker. Cut out the inefficiencies of your life. The Critical Mind is a good guideline for everyone who wishes to learn the basics of critical thinking and looks for a resource how to advance with the skill. If you work in business, education, healthcare, or you study, you'll find the book equally useful. The book takes a deep peek into the framework of geniuses like Richard Paul and Linda Elder to give you a well-established base on critical thinking. And takes their idea further giving you a mix of the personal experiences of everyday people and studies. - Become a more effective communicator having relevant argument points. - How to apply critical thinking in a group. - Guiding questions that help you think more critically. - Four types of critical thinking exercise to deepen your knowledge each day. The Critical Mind gives you the best theories and practices to become a more successful and better thinker. Know that the people who you admire for their mind aren't aliens, they just use their minds differently. In this book, I unveil how and what they do differently. Discover hidden opportunities, get a solution-oriented mindset, solve difficult tasks, understand the world deeper, and embrace reality as it is. Critical thinking enhances your creativity, logic, intelligence, and helps you navigate through everyday life matters more easily. Think faster, argue better, and succeed more often. Start improving your cognition now with The Critical Mind.
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Author: Martin Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118924738

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 2013

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.
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Your Guide to Effective Argument, Successful Analysis and Independent Study

Author: Tom Chatfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526418770

Category: Study Aids

Page: 328

View: 6301

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. Do you need to demonstrate a good argument or find more evidence? Are mystified by your tutor's comment 'critical analysis needed'? What does it really mean to think well - and how do you learn to do it? Critical thinking is a set of techniques. You just need to learn them. So here’s your personal toolkit for demystifying critical engagement. I’ll show you how to sharpen your critical thinking by developing and practicing this set of skills, so you can… Spot an argument and get why reasoning matters Sniff out errors and evaluate evidence Understand and account for bias Become a savvy user of technology Develop clear, confident critical writing. Designed to work seamlessly with a power pack of digital resources and exercises, you'll find practical and effective tools to think and write critically in an information-saturated age. No matter whether you're launching on your first degree or arriving as an international or mature student, Critical Thinking gives you the skills, insights and confidence to succeed. In your critical thinking toolkit Watch the 10 commandments videos – life rules to change how you think Smart Study boxes share excellent tips to whip your work into shape BuzzFeed quizzes to test what (you think) you know Space to scribble! Journal your thoughts, questions, eureka moments as you go Chat more online with #TalkCriticalThinking SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
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Author: Neil Murray,David Beglar

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273749765

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 8334

Successful Dissertation Writing guides students through the involved process of writing an academic dissertation, developing their ability to communicate ideas and research fluently and successfully. From conducting research, working with a supervisor, understanding and avoiding plagiarism, right through to using feedback and editing to improve the written piece, it will help students master the more technical elements of producing well-written academic work.
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Author: Andy Gillett,Angela Hammond,Mary Martala

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273749773

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 360

View: 3849

Successful Academic Writing guides students through the whole process of academic writing, developing their ability to communicate ideas and research fluently and successfully. From understanding the task and planning essays or assignments, right through to utilising feedback, it will ensure students are able to get much more out of the writing process.
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A Critical Thinking Approach

Author: W. Newton Suter

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148334245X

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 6230

Engaging, informative, and nontechnical, Introduction to Educational Research: A Critical Thinking Approach, Second Edition was written and organized specifically for students intending to conduct future educational research. It enables students to think clearly and critically about the process of research and illustrates how easily research can be misinterpreted. The author empowers educators and makes research truly accessible by equipping readers with the reasoning and thinking skills needed to understand and critically evaluate empirical studies across all areas of education. Students are guided through the stages of the research process: thinking about research, formulating hypotheses, selecting appropriate research designs, collecting and analyzing statistical and qualitative data, and completing research analyses and critiques. As a result, students will better understand research as an integrated process, as well as show how and why researchers think like they do.
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Author: Mary Deane

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1408237016

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

View: 6409

Academic Research, Writing & Referencing will provide you with practical guidance and tips on searching for literature and referencing your sources in a scholarly manner, helping you to avoid plagiarism and to produce successful academic writing assignments whatever your course of study. With the in-depth understanding of the practice of integrating and referencing academic sources and research into your writing that this book delivers, you will be better prepared to deal with – and succeed in - the full range of writing tasks that will be expected of you over the course of your academic studies and on into your chosen career.
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Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113755052X

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 309

View: 8832

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The Uses Of History For Decision Makers

Author: Richard E. Neustadt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451667622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 8435

“A convincing case that careful analysis of the history, issues, individuals, and institutions can lead to better decisions—in business as well as in government” (BusinessWeek). Two noted professors offer easily remembered rules for using history effectively in day-to-day management of governmental and corporate affairs to avoid costly blunders. “An illuminating guide to the use and abuse of history in affairs of state” (Arthur Schlesinger).
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A Critical-Thinking Approach

Author: Christopher P. Neck,Jeffery D. Houghton,Emma L. Murray

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506314422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 6145

Organizational Behavior: A Critical-Thinking Perspective, by Christopher P. Neck, Jeffery D. Houghton, and Emma L. Murray, provides insight into OB concepts and processes through a first-of-its kind active learning experience. Thinking Critically challenge questions tied to Bloom’s taxonomy appear throughout each chapter, challenging students to apply, analyze, and create. Unique, engaging case narratives that span several chapters along with experiential exercises, self-assessments, and interviews with business professionals foster students’ abilities to think critically and creatively, highlight real-world applications, and bring OB concepts to life.
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Author: Adam Leipzig

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319019951

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 2755

Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers is your roadmap to getting your movie made, seen, and distributed. With 11 Inside Tracks and 99 step-by-step tips, you'll discover insider secrets, step-by-step instructions, and time-saving shortcuts-everything you need to approach financiers, actors, agents, and distributors like a savvy professional. Written in straightforward, everyday language by media expert Adam Leipzig, the past president of National Geographic Films and a former senior executive at Disney, who has supervised more than 25 films. This concise volume tells you exactly what you need to do to get your movie made and find the perfect audience. You will learn how to get great casting for your movie; pitch your project to financiers and speak the language they understand; find the evidence to support your creative vision; work the festival circuit like a pro; and make your film incredibly attractive to distributors.
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How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era

Author: Daniel J. Levitin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524742228

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 6700

Previously Published as A Field Guide to Lies We’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions and get the American mind back on track. Here are the fundamental lessons in critical thinking that we need to know and share now. Investigating numerical misinformation, Daniel Levitin shows how mishandled statistics and graphs can give a grossly distorted perspective and lead us to terrible decisions. Wordy arguments on the other hand can easily be persuasive as they drift away from the facts in an appealing yet misguided way. The steps we can take to better evaluate news, advertisements, and reports are clearly detailed. Ultimately, Levitin turns to what underlies our ability to determine if something is true or false: the scientific method. He grapples with the limits of what we can and cannot know. Case studies are offered to demonstrate the applications of logical thinking to quite varied settings, spanning courtroom testimony, medical decision making, magic, modern physics, and conspiracy theories. This urgently needed book enables us to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. As Levitin attests: Truth matters. A post-truth era is an era of willful irrationality, reversing all the great advances humankind has made. Euphemisms like “fringe theories,” “extreme views,” “alt truth,” and even “fake news” can literally be dangerous. Let's call lies what they are and catch those making them in the act.
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Engaging Activities and Reproducibles to Develop Kids' Higher-Level Thinking Skills

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590375238

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 128

View: 1803

Engaging activities and reproducibles to develop kids' higher-level thinking skills.
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How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners

Author: Ron Ritchhart,Mark Church,Karin Morrison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118015032

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 8856

A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines?small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps?as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon. Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.
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Lessons from 1300 BCE to the Present

Author: Timothy Walton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521132657

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 1495

In Challenges in Intelligence Analysis, first published in 2010, Timothy Walton offers concrete, reality-based ways to improve intelligence analysis.
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