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Part of the Quick Coach series, this brief, supplemental text provides in-depth coverage of critical thinking. Topics include an overview of the subject; coverage of constructing and evaluating arguments; and strategies for thinking critically about the media, visuals, research, and the Internet. Numerous activities and case studies in each chapter present opportunities for additional practice and review.Ideal for instructors who wish to supplement their primary text or focus on critical-thinking skills, Quick Coach Guide to Critical Thinking can be packaged at no additional cost with any Houghton Mifflin text or purchased separately for a minimal cost.
Table of Contents
|What Is Critical Thinking? Definition|
|Active vs. Passive Thinking|
|Fact vs. Opinion|
|Believing vs. Knowing|
|Reasons and Evidence|
|Basics of Critical Thinking|
|Listening to a Variety of Perspectives|
|Defining the Problem|
|Pros and Cons of alternatives|
|Proposing a Solution|
|Evaluating a Solution|
|Constructing Critical Arguments|
|Points of View|
|Types of Claims|
|Personal Taste vs. Critical Opinion|
|The Three Classical Appeals|
|Rebuttal: How to Respond to Opposing Views|
|Qualifying: Avoiding Absolute Statements|
|Evaluating Arguments Other Than Your Own a.) Perspectives and Perceptions/ Examining the Bias, Yours and the Author's|
|Researching the Background (Exigence)|
|Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation/Issue, Arguer, Audience|
|Evaluating the Claim|
|Evaluating Supporting Evidence|
|Examining the Conclusion|
|Applying Critical Thinking|
|Thinking Critically about the Media|
|Thinking Critically about Visuals|
|Thinking Critically about Research|
|Thinking Critically about the Internet|
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