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 explanations along with plenty of examples and activities develop understanding at each stage. Includes a brand new chapter on employability.
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.
Table of 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 Thinking for Your Future Career and Employability
Texts for Activities