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Critical Thinking Skills

Stella Cottrell



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14 March 2017
Philosophy & theory of education; Educational psychology; Educational strategies & policy; Study & learning skills: general; Languages & ESL; Academic English; English as a Second Language; English as a Second Language
Written by internationally renowned author Stella Cottrell, this is an essential resource for students looking to refine their thinking, reading and writing skills. Stella Cottrell's student-centred approach demystifies critical thinking and breaks down a complex subject into manageable chunks. With clear explanations, relevant examples and plenty of exercises throughout, this book helps students to develop their analytical reasoning skills and apply them to a range of tasks including reading, note-making and writing. This text will turn even the most hesitant student into a proficient critical thinker.

This is an ideal companion for students of study skills, humanities, social sciences, business and arts programmes, where assessment includes essay and report writing. It is suitable for students of all levels.
By:   Stella Cottrell
Imprint:   Palgrave
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   3rd ed. 2017
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 189mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   589g
ISBN:   9781137550507
ISBN 10:   1137550503
Series:   Macmillan Study Skills
Pages:   296
Publication Date:   14 March 2017
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction.- Glossary.- Acknowledgements.- What is Critical Thinking?.- How Well Do You Think? Develop Your Thinking Skills.- What's Their Point? Identifying Arguments.- Is it an Argument? Argument and Non-Argument.- How Well Do They Say It? Clarity, Consistency and Structure.- Reading Between the Lines: Recognising Underlying Assumptions and Implicit Arguments.- Does it Add Up? Identifying Flaws in the Argument.- Where's the Proof? Finding and Evaluating Sources of Evidence.- Critical Reading and Note-Making: Critical Selection, Interpretation and Noting of Source Material.- Critical, Analytical Writing: Critical Thinking When Writing.- Where's the Analysis? Evaluating Critical Writing.- Critical Reflection.- Critical Thinking for Your Future Career and Employability.- Texts for Activities.

Stella Cottrell is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement at the University of East London, UK and was formerly the Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, UK. She is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her other titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Skills for Success, The Palgrave Student Planner, The Exam Skills Handbook and Dissertations & Project Reports.

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