Critical Thinking and Logic Skills for College Students
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Introduction. Pretest. 1. Critical Thinking and Reasoning Skills. 2. Problem Solving Strategies. 3. Thinking vs. Knowing. 4. Who Makes the Claim? 5. What's in a Word? 6. Working with Arguments. 7. Partial Claims and Half-Truths. 8. Evaluating Evidence. 9. Recognizing a Good Argument. 10. Putting It All Together: Reviewing Lessons 1-9. 11. Logical Fallacies: Appeals to Emotion. 12. Logical Fallacies: The Impostors. 13. Logical Fallacies: Distracters and Distorters. 14. Inductive Reasoning. 15. Jumping to Conclusions. 16. Using Inductive Reasoning to Determine Causes. 17. Why Did It Happen? 18. “Numbers Never Lie.” 19. Putting It All Together: Reviewing Lessons 1-18. 20. Problem Solving and Test-Taking Strategies. Post-Test. Appendix. Additional Resources.