Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies

Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies

by Martin Cohen

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/06/2015

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Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking

Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you've ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you

These days, strong critical thinking skills provide a vital foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies offers a clear and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you'll get hands-on, lively, and fun exercises that you can put to work today to improve your arguments and pin down key issues.

With this accessible and friendly guide, you'll get plain-English instruction on how to identify other people's assumptions, methodology, and conclusions, evaluate evidence, and interpret texts effectively. You'll also find tips and guidance on reading between the lines, assessing validity - and even advice on when not to apply logic too rigidly

Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies

  • Provides tools and strategies from a range of disciplines great for developing your reflective thinking skills
  • Offers expert guidance on sound reasoning and textual analysis
  • Shows precisely how to use concept mapping and brainstorming to generate insights
  • Demonstrates how critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student

Whether you're undertaking reviews, planning research projects or just keen to give your brain a workout, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies equips you with everything you need to succeed.

ISBN:
9781118924723
9781118924723
Category:
Education
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-06-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
John\Wiley#& Sons, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
215.9x139.7x22.9mm
Weight:
0.5kg
Martin Cohen

Martin Cohen is a writer, reviewer and editor specialising in popular books in philosophy, social science and politics. Recent projects include How to Live (2014) and Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies (2015).

He has written about the politics of the climate change debate and has been invited by the Chinese government to discuss ecological rights and indigenous communities.

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