Art of Thinking

ISBN-10: 020566833X

ISBN-13: 9780205668335

Edition: 9th 2009

Authors: Vincent R. Ruggiero

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Accessible and engaging, this unique text offers concrete, practice strategies for critical and creative thinking and includes many opportunities for practicing these fundamental skills. The Art of Thinkingintroduces students to the principles and techniques of critical thinking, taking them step-by-step through the problem-solving process. Emphasizing creative and active thought processes, the author asserts that good thinking and problem-solving is based on learnable strategies. The book's four parts, ldquo;Be Aware,rdquo; ldquo;Be Creative,rdquo; ldquo;Be Critical,rdquo; and ldquo;Communicate Your Ideas,rdquo; present students with a process for solving problems and resolving controversial issues. Discussions of how to evaluate ideas and how to question long-held assumptions or biases help students look at concepts critically. This text can be used in freshman experience courses, freshman composition courses, and a wide array of other courses where instructors want to enhance students'critical thinking skills.
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Book details

List price: $59.20
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 10/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Every chapter concludes withWarm-Up Exercises, Applications, Issue for Extended Analysis To the Instructor
Be Aware
Developing Your Thinking: An Overview
What Is Thinking?
The Importance of Thinking Brain and Mind at Work
Good Thinking Is a Habit
The Structure of This Book Getting the Most from Your Efforts
Using Feelings to Advantage
Learning to Concentrate
Coping with Frustration
Making Discussion
Meaningful Preliminary
Thinking Strategies
Establish a Foundation Free Will versus Determinism
What Is Truth?
What Is Knowing?
Ways of Knowing
The Problem of Remembering
What Are Opinions Understanding Cause and Effect Debating Moral Questions
The Basis of Moral Judgment Dealing with Dilemmas
Broaden Your Perspective Becoming an Individual Habits
That Hinder Thinking Overcoming Bad Habits
Be a Critical Reader, Listener, and Viewer
Critical Evaluation Defined Making Important Distinctions
A Strategy for Critical Reading
A Sample Evaluation and Judgment
A Strategy for Critical Listening
A Strategy for Critical Viewing
Be Creative
The Creative Process Key Facts
About Creativity Characteristics of Creative People
Applying Creativity to Problems and Issues Stages in the Creative Process
Search for Challenges The Importance of Curiosity
How Curiosity Is Lost Regaining Your Curiosity Six Helpful Techniques
Express the Problem or Issue Distinguishing Problems from Issues
Expressing Problems
Expressing Issues
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