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Inside Track to Critical Thinking and Analysis

Inside Track to Critical Thinking and Analysis

Mary Deane, Erik Borg

Sep 2010, Paperback, 144 pages
ISBN13: 9781408236970
ISBN10: 1408236974
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This book is designed for students to use independently to enhance their critical thinking skills. It contains advice and examples of students’ writing to illustrate poor performance and demonstrate how to produce effective critical discourse. As university study requires students to demonstrate critical insight, this book shows how to develop this skill by breaking down the thinking and writing processes into steps. It also points out that critical thinking is valued in post-university employment and discusses how to prepare for professional writing.

Acknowledgements
About the authors
Preface
Introduction
Part 1: Reading
Chapter 1: Everyday critical thinking
Chapter 2: Joining a conversation
Chapter 3: Building on scholarship
Part 2: Planning
Chapter 4: Components of critical thinking
Chapter 5: A strategy for analysis
Part 3: Writing
Chapter 6: Preparing to write
Chapter 7: Scholarly writing
Part 4: Reflection
Chapter 8: Reflective critical thinking
Chapter 9: Your career
Conclusion
References

Get the inside track on :

  • How to critique sources
  • Learning how to think critically
  • Understanding how to organise ideas
  • Construct sound academic arguments
  • Revising academic assignments
  • Researching scholarly sources
  • Preparing assignments for assessment
  • Writing in a formal, academic style