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Author Cottrell, Stella.

Title Critical thinking skills : developing effective analysis and argument / Stella Cottrell
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005


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Description xiv, 250 pages : illustrations, ; 25 cm
Series New Items
Palgrave study guides.
Contents 1. What is critical thinking? -- 2. How well do you think? : develop your thinking skills -- 3. What's their point? : identifying arguments -- 4. Is it an argument? : argument and non-argument -- 5. How well do they say it? : clarity, consistency and structure -- 6. Reading between the lines : recognising underlying assumptions and implicit arguments -- 7. Does it add up? : identifying flaws in the argument -- 8. Where's the proof? : finding and evaluating sources of evidence -- 9. Critical reading and note-making : critical selection, interpretation and noting of source material -- 10. Critical, analytical writing : critical thinking when writing -- 11. Where's the analysis? : evaluating critical writing
Summary "Ever seen the comment 'More analysis needed' on your work and not been sure what to do next? If you have, Critical Thinking Skills will help you face the challenge of the next level. This book takes an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach to developing a range of critical thinking skills, with clear explanations, good examples and plenty of activities to develop your understanding at each stage. Beginning with the basics, and building towards structured evaluations of longer texts, this book offers invaluable guidance to both students and general readers."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 246-247
Subject Critical thinking -- Study and teaching.
Essay -- Technique.
Study skills.
Critical thinking.
LC no. 2005051171
ISBN 1403996857 paper
Other Titles Palgrave study skills : critical thinking skills