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Becoming a Critical Thinker

ISBN-10: 0618122060

ISBN-13: 9780618122066

Edition: 4th 2002

Authors: Vincent Ryan Ruggiero

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This well-established study skills text approaches critical thinking from a student-as-consumer-of-information perspective. The book incorporates examples from the Internet, advertising, TV, music and print media.
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Book details

List price: $11.96
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Mastering the Fundamentals What is thinking?
Critical thinking is crucial Be clear about truth Be alert for contradictions
Recognize opinions
Test opinions Evaluate evidence Dare to change your mind
A comprehensive thinking strategy
Becoming an Individual
Understand individuality Know your attitudes and values
Know your mental habits Practice
critical thinking behaviors
Be constructive in discussions Present your ideas to advantage
Evaluating Arguments What is argument?
What is evidence?
Understand the argument
Seek out competing views
Sort out disagreements
Make your judgment
Solving Problems
Cultivate creativity
See problems as opportunities
Nurture your curiosity
A problem-solving strategy
Recognizing Errors in Thinking
Three kinds of errors
Errors of perception
Errors of judgment
Errors of reaction
Errors can multiply
Applying Critical Thinking
Thinking critically about research
Thinking critically about commercials
Thinking critically about print advertising
Thinking critically about TV programming
Thinking critically about movies
Thinking critically about music
Thinking critically about magazines
Thinking critically about newspapers
Thinking critically about the Internet
Expressing Ideas Persuasively
What is persuasion?
Guidelines for persuasion
Being persuasive in school
Being persuasive in the workplace
Being persuasive in the community
Being persuasive in relationships
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
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