Cottrell, Stella

Critical thinking skills : developing effective analysis and argument / Stella Cottrell. - 2nd ed. - Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. - xiv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. - Palgrave study skills . - Palgrave study skills .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-279) and index.

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.

Intended 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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Critical thinking
Critical thinking--Study and teaching
Study skills

BF441 / .C68 2011

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