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Critical thinking skills : developing effective analysis and argument

Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Palgrave study skills.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Ideal for students who are mystified by lecturer comments such as 'more analysis needed', this title takes the art of analysis and breaks it down into easy-to-understand blocks, with clear explanations, good examples, and plenty of activities to develop understanding at each stage.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stella Cottrell
ISBN: 9780230285293 0230285295
OCLC Number: 706020188
Description: xiv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Palgrave study skills.
Other Titles: Developing effective analysis and argument
Responsibility: Stella Cottrell.

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The new edition of this leading guide helps students to develop reflective thinking skills, improve their critical analysis and construct arguments more effectively. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step  Read more...

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