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Problem Solving and Comprehension / Edition 6
     

Problem Solving and Comprehension / Edition 6

by Arthur Whimbey
 

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ISBN-10: 0805832742

ISBN-13: 2900805832746

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book shows students how to increase their power to analyze problems and to comprehend what they read. First it outlines and illustrates the method that good problem solvers use in attacking complex ideas. Then it provides practice in applying these methods to a variety of comprehension and reasoning questions.

Books on the improvement of thinking processes

Overview

This book shows students how to increase their power to analyze problems and to comprehend what they read. First it outlines and illustrates the method that good problem solvers use in attacking complex ideas. Then it provides practice in applying these methods to a variety of comprehension and reasoning questions.

Books on the improvement of thinking processes have tended to be complicated and less than useful, but the authors of this renowned text emphasize a simple but effective approach. The "Whimbey method" of teaching problem solving is now recognized as an invaluable means of teaching people to think. Problems are followed by their solutions, presented in easy-to-follow steps. This feature permits students to work without supervision, outside the classroom. As students work through the book they will see a steady improvement in their analytical thinking skills and will develop confidence in their ability to solve problems on tests, in academic courses, and in any occupations that involve analyzing, untangling, or comprehending knotty ideas.

By helping students to become better problem solvers, Problem Solving and Comprehension can assist students in achieving higher scores on tests commonly used for college and job selection

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900805832746
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
400

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
I.Test Your Mind - See How It Works1
II.Errors in Reasoning11
III.Problem-Solving Methods21
IV.Verbal Reasoning Problems43
V.Six Myths About Reading139
VI.Analogies143
VII.Writing Relationship Sentences157
VIII.How to Form Analogies173
IX.Analysis of Trends and Patterns195
X.Deductive and Hypothetical Thinking Through Days of the Week223
XI.Solving Mathematical Word Problems241
XII.The Post-WASI Test334
XIII.Meeting Academic and Workplace Standards: How This Book Can Help342
XIV.How to Use Pair Problem Solving360
Appendix I.Answer Key365
Appendix II.Compute Your Own IQ385
References386

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