Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

A Brief Guide to Argument

Author: Sylvan Barnet,Hugo Bedau

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312459871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

View: 2294

This book is a text about critical thinking and argumentation - a book about getting ideas, using sources, evaluating kinds of evidence, and organizing material. It also includes about fifty readings, with a strong emphasis on contemporary arguments--Pref.

From Critical Thinking to Argument

A Portable Guide

Author: Sylvan Barnet,Hugo Bedau

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312601614

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 3001

From Critical Thinking to Argument is a very brief but thorough guide to critical thinking and argumentation. With only a dozen readings, this affordable guide can stand alone or complement an anthology. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors’ dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. Treatment of classic and modern approaches includes Aristotle, Toulmin, and Rogerian argument, making it a versatile text. From Critical Thinking to Argument has been revised to model more strategies for creating academic arguments and provide practical advice on how to develop them.

Current Issues and Enduring Questions

A Guide to Critical Thinking and Argument, with Readings

Author: Sylvan Barnet,Hugo Adam Bedau

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins

ISBN: 9780312390136

Category: Political Science

Page: 934

View: 9491

- A concise text on critical thinking, reading, writing, and argument. The three chapters in Part One show students how to recognize and evaluate assumptions as a prelude to annotating, summarizing, and analyzing arguments. The three chapters in Part Two help students apply their critical thinking and reading skills to the tasks of writing analytical, critical, and research-based papers in MLA or APA style. The six chapters in Part Three uniquely introduce students to alternative approaches to argument.- A comprehensive and flexible argument reader with two anthologies. In addition to the 48 readings throughout the text, Parts Four and Five comprise an anthology with 55 selections that prompt students to think and write critically about 13 pressing current issues, Part Six, the second anthology, contains 29 classic selections that explore three enduring philosophical questions. In-depth casebooks -- multiple readings on controversial topics -- appear in both the text and the reader.- New to the sixth edition is coverage of visual rhetoric with images, updated and expanded research features, and more student writing.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 6699

Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

A Short Guide to Writing about Literature

Author: Sylvan Barnet

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9780321057938

Category: Criticism

Page: 394

View: 5841

New features of this edition include: chapters on critical approaches and evaluation of literature expanded checklists for writing and reading a new sample research paper the most current MLA guidelines

The Palgrave Handbook of Research Design in Business and Management

Author: K. Strang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137484950

Category: Computers

Page: 601

View: 6168

The Palgrave Handbook of Research Design in Business and Management uses a new state-of-the-art research design typology model to guide researchers in creating the blueprints for their experiments. By focusing on theory and cutting-edge empirical best-practices, this handbook utilizes visual techniques to appease all learning styles.

U.S. Army The Applied Critical Thinking Handbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: Jeffrey Frank Jones



Page: 250

View: 8263

Why Red Teaming? The premise of the program at the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies (UFMCS) is that people and organizations court failure in predictable ways, that they do so by degrees, almost imperceptibly, and that they do so according to their mindsets, biases, and experience, which are formed in large part by their own culture and context. The sources of these failures are simple, observable, and lamentably, often repeated. They are also preventable, and that is the point of ‘red teaming’. Our methods and education involve more than Socratic discussion and brainstorming. We believe that good decision processes are essential to good outcomes. To that end, our curriculum is rich in divergent processes, red teaming tools, and liberating structures, all aimed at decision support. We educate people to develop a disposition of curiosity, and help them become aware of biases and behavior that prevent them from real positive change in the ways they seek solutions and engage others. We borrow techniques, methods, frameworks, concepts, and best practices from several sources and disciplines to create an education, and practical applications, that we find to be the best safeguard against individual and organizational tendencies toward biases, errors in cognition, and groupthink. Red teaming is diagnostic, preventative, and corrective; yet it is neither predictive or a solution. Our goal is to be better prepared and less surprised in dealing with complexity. What is Red Teaming? Red teaming is a function that provides commanders an independent capability to fully explore alternatives in plans, operations, concepts, organizations and capabilities in the context of the operational environment (OE) and from the perspectives of partners, adversaries and others. A Red Team performs three general types of tasks: - Support to operations, planning, and decision support - Critical review and analysis of already-existing plans - Intelligence support (Threat Emulation) (UFMCS provides education for the first two tasks; TRADOC’s Intelligence School and Center provides education on the third.) In order for a Red Team to effectively contribute to decision making all of the following elements are required: • The ability to think critically about the problem. While this may seem obvious, the reality is that critical thinking is a skill set that requires training, education and tools. The Army assimilates people from different backgrounds across the nation. One of the drawbacks of that assimilation is our military tendency to reflect the same biases and perspectives. We pride ourselves in common values—which while ingrained in the Army culture are not universal outside of that culture. • Thinking critically and challenging the group is an unnatural act for military staffs. Doing so effectively requires tools and methods that enable leaders to see different perspectives. • Red Teams require top cover to be allowed to challenge the conventional wisdom and the organization’s leaders. No matter the quality of the Red Team or the methods they employ, dictatorial or toxic leaders are incompatible with successful red teaming. • Red teaming is not easy, and not everyone can do it. Red Teamers must be effective written and oral communicators. They must have credibility in the area in which they are providing red teaming insights. They must be able to constructively challenge the plan. This means focusing on what is truly important, able to explain why it is being challenged and offering some alternative ways to think about the problem.

Mosby’s Radiation Therapy Study Guide and Exam Review - E-Book

Author: Leia Levy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323069363

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 4141

Reinforce your understanding of radiation therapy and prepare for the Registry exam! Mosby's Radiation Therapy Study Guide and Exam Review is both a study companion for Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, by Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, and a superior review for the certification exam offered by the American Registry for Radiologic Technology (ARRT). An easy-to-read format simplifies study by presenting information in concise bullets and tables. Over 1,000 review questions are included. Written by radiation therapy expert Leia Levy, with contributions by other radiation therapy educators and clinicians, this study tool provides everything you need to prepare for the ARRT Radiation Therapy Certification Exam. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Over 1000 multiple-choice questions in Registry format are provided in the text, allowing you to both study and simulate the actual exam experience. Focus questions and key information in tables make it easy to find and remember information for the exam. Review exercises reinforce learning with a variety of question formats to fit different learning styles. Questions are organized by ARRT content categories and are available in study mode with immediate feedback after each question, or in exam mode, which simulates the test-taking experience in a timed environment with ARRT exam-style questions.

Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education

Author: Wisdom, Sherrie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466684127

Category: Education

Page: 568

View: 7725

The importance of critical thinking has surged as academics in higher education realize that many students, upon entering college, lack the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed. While much has been written regarding the ‘lack’ of critical thinking, less has been written on the success of methods implemented to develop this fundamental skill. The Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education explores the effective methods and tools being used to integrate the development of critical thinking skills in both undergraduate and graduate studies. Due to the difficulties associated with teaching critical thinking skills to learners of any age, this publication is a crucial addition to the scholarly reference works available to pre-service and early career teachers, seasoned educational professionals, professors across disciplines, curriculum specialists, and educational administrators.


Analysis, Evaluation, Presentation

Author: Frans H. van Eemeren,A. Francisca Sn Henkemans,Rob Grootendorst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135644225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 7834

This book concentrates on argumentation as it emerges in ordinary discourse, whether the discourse is institutionalized or strictly informal. Crucial concepts from the theory of argumentation are systematically discussed and explained with the help of examples from real-life discourse and texts. The basic principles are explained that are instrumental in the analysis and evaluation of argumentative discourse. Methodical instruments are offered for identifying differences of opinion, analyzing and evaluating argumentation and presenting arguments in oral and written discourse. In addition, the book provides a great variety of exercises and assignments to improve the students' skill in presenting argumentation. The authors begin their treatment of argumentation theory at the same juncture where argumentation also starts in practice: The difference of opinion that occasions the evolvement of the argumentation. Each chapter begins with a short summary of the essentials and ends with a number of exercises that students can use to master the material. Argumentation is the first introductory textbook of this kind. It is intended as a general introduction for students who are interested in a proper conduct of argumentative discourse. Suggestions for further reading are made for each topic and several extra assignments are added to the exercises. Special features: * A concise and complete treatment of both the theoretical backgrounds and the practice of argumentation analysis and evaluation. * Crucial concepts from pragmatics (speech act theory, Grice's cooperative principle) presented in a non-technical way; introducing the theory of verbal communication. * Unique coverage of both oral and written presentation of arguments. * Exercises and assignments based on real-life texts from a variety of contexts.

Bildung und Hochschule

Impulse für Studium und Lehre am Beispiel des Leuphana College

Author: Karin Beck,Thorsten Bothe,Thomas Glaser,Claudia Heuer,Julia Schütz,Andreas Seifert

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830984928

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 8927

Woran erkennt man gute Bildung? Wozu ist universitäre Bildung da? Bilden wir uns in der Wissenschaft, für die Wissenschaft oder für die berufliche Praxis? Welchen Nutzen hat überfachliche Bildung? Und welche Herausforderungen bestehen in der überfachlichen Lehre? Wie fruchtbar Interdisziplinarität sein kann, wenn sie nicht nur Teil einzelner Fächer, sondern Teil eines Hochschulsystems ist, zeigt das Beispiel des Leuphana Colleges Lüneburg. In diesem Band werden hochschuldidaktische Projekte vorgestellt, diskutiert und im Kontext von Hochschulpraxis und Hochschulforschung verortet. Der Band richtet sich an Hochschulentwickler*innen, Hochschuldidaktiker*innen und Hochschullehrende gleichermaßen und liefert wichtige Impulse für all diejenigen, die Universität und Hochschule weiterentwickeln möchten. Berücksichtigung finden sowohl Konzeptionen auf der mikro- als auch der makrodidaktischer Lehr-/Lernebene.

A Short Guide to Writing About Art, Global Edition

Author: Sylvan Barnet

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292066377

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 9446

The best-selling guide to writing about art Sylvan Barnet’s A Short Guide to Writing About Art guides students through every aspect of writing about art. Students are shown how to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and are prepared with the tools they need to present their ideas through effective writing. Coverage of essential writing assignments includes formal analysis, comparison, research paper, review of an exhibition, and essay examination. New to the 11th edition is a chapter on “Virtual Exhibitions: Writing Text Panels and Other Materials.”

The Practical Guide to Writing : with Readings and Handbook

Author: Sylvan Barnet

Publisher: Pearson Longman

ISBN: 9780321399304

Category: College readers

Page: 592

View: 6893

The second Canadian edition of The Practical Guide to Writing with Readings and Handbook is designed for use in university and college courses in which essay writing is required. It enhances the learning process for students by providing insight as they write. The student who is looking for information about choosing a topic, writing an analysis, constructing a paragraph, or even using a semicolon will find this guide indispensable.

Das Prinzip der Pyramide

Ideen klar, verständlich und erfolgreich kommunizieren

Author: Barbara Minto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827371898

Category: Language and logic

Page: 271

View: 5607


The Practical Guide to Writing

With Readings and Handbook

Author: Sylvan Barnet,Marcia Stubbs,Pat Bellanca

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321023919

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 588

View: 1346

The Eighth Edition of this classic rhetoric, reader, and handbook helps students to write effective college essays. Because college writing is a process that includes both reading and critical thinking. "The Practical Guide to Writing" offers more than 50 essays-by students and by professional writers-that provide not only subjects for analysis but also examples of effective writing. New Features in the English Edition: An extensively revised Chapter 2, "Drafting and Revising," provides a series of drafts and revisions by the journalist and historian Frances FitzGerald . A new chapter, Chapter 7, "The Writer's Voice," not only offers advice on developing style but also discusses stylistic differences among the academic disciplines . A thoroughly revised and updated Chapter 16, "The Research Essay," offers up-to-date coverage of online research strategies, including guidance on evaluating Internet material; it also includes the latest MLA guidelines for documenting electronic sources . Chapter 17, "Writing About Literature," includes stories by Isabel Allende and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a new series of drafts and revisions by a student writer, and a brief discussion of current critical approaches to literature . New essays on topics students are likely to encounter in other courses (the Internet, plagiarism, Vietnam), as well as new work by such writers as Steve Martin, Robert B. Reich, Debra Dickerson, and Patricia J. Williams . A list of Frequently Asked Questions, on the inside front cover, to help students and instructors quickly locate answers to their most important writing questions . Other Important Features An opening chapter, "Discovering Ideas," that addresses students' anxiety about writing and shows them how to begin . An effective and often-imitated chapter on analysis, Chapter 8, "Analytic Thinking and Writing." . Three engaging (and thorough) chapters on sentence-level revision . Detailed practical advice on writing essay examinations, writing book reviews, and writing essays based on interviews . A concise, readable handbook . Visual material, including drawings, photographs, and cartoons .