Written by internationally renowned author Stella Cottrell, this is an essential resource for students looking to refine their thinking, reading and writing skills. Stella Cottrell's student-centred approach demystifies critical thinking and breaks down a complex subject into manageable chunks. With clear explanations, relevant examples and plenty of exercises throughout, this book helps students to develop their analytical reasoning skills and apply them to a range of tasks including reading, note-making and writing. This text will turn even the most hesitant student into a proficient critical thinker. This is an ideal companion for students of study skills, humanities, social sciences, business and arts programmes, where assessment includes essay and report writing. It is suitable for students of all levels. New to this Edition: - Brand new chapter on critical thinking and employability - Includes a wider range of examples to highlight the variety of contexts in which critical thinking can be used - Coverage of both academic and professional forms of critical writing Accompanying online resources for this title can be found at bloomsburyonlineresources.com/critical-thinking-skills. These resources are designed to support teaching and learning when using this textbook and are available at no extra cost.
Introduction Glossary Acknowledgements What is Critical Thinking? How Well Do You Think? Develop Your Thinking Skills What's Their Point? Identifying Arguments Is it an Argument? Argument and Non-Argument How Well Do They Say It? Clarity, Consistency and Structure Reading Between the Lines: Recognising Underlying Assumptions and Implicit Arguments Does it Add Up? Identifying Flaws in the Argument Where's the Proof? Finding and Evaluating Sources of Evidence Critical Reading and Note-Making: Critical Selection, Interpretation and Noting of Source Material Critical, Analytical Writing: Critical Thinking When Writing Where's the Analysis? Evaluating Critical Writing Critical Reflection Critical Thinking for Your Future Career and Employability Texts for Activities.