Critical thinking skills : developing effective analysis and argument / Stella Cottrell.Material type: TextSeries: Palgrave study skillsPublication details: Basingstoke ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.Edition: 2nd edDescription: xiv, 282 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN:
- 9780230285293 (pbk.)
- 0230285295 (pbk.)
- Developing effective analysis and argument
- 153.42 22 COT
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Index : p. 280-282.
Bibliography : p. 278-279.
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.
Ideal for students who are mystified by lecturer comments such as 'more analysis needed', this title takes the art of analysis and breaks it down into easy-to-understand blocks, with clear explanations, good examples, and plenty of activities to develop understanding at each stage.