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Thinking for Yourself / Edition 9

Thinking for Yourself / Edition 9

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by Marlys Mayfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 1133311180

ISBN-13: 9781133311188

Pub. Date: 01/01/2013

Publisher: Cengage Learning

THINKING FOR YOURSELF: DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS THROUGH READING AND WRITING offers a unique integration of composition, reading, and critical thinking. As you complete the book's writing assignments, you'll see how your writing reflects your thinking and how self-directed improvement in thinking also improves your writing. The book offers

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THINKING FOR YOURSELF: DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS THROUGH READING AND WRITING offers a unique integration of composition, reading, and critical thinking. As you complete the book's writing assignments, you'll see how your writing reflects your thinking and how self-directed improvement in thinking also improves your writing. The book offers step-by-step instruction, humor, cartoons, and up-to-date social and political examples as a foundation for lifelong improvement in thinking and writing. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133311188
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
140,092
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: BASICS OF CRITICAL THINKING. 1. Observation Skills: What's Out There? 2. Word Precision: How Do I Describe It? 3. Facts: What's Real? 4. Inferences: What Follows? PART II: PROBLEMS OF CRITICAL THINKING. 5. Assumptions: What's Taken for Granted? 6. Opinions: What's Believed? 7. Viewpoints: What's the Filter? PART III: FORMS AND STANDARDS OF CRITICAL THINKING. 8. Argument: What's a Good Argument? 9. Fallacies: What's a Faulty Argument? 10.Inductive Reasoning: How Do I Reason from Evidence? 11.Inductive Fallacies: How Can Inductive Reasoning Go Wrong? 12.Deductive Reasoning: How Do I Reason from Premises? APPENDIX.

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