Critical Thinking Reading And Writing

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781457649974
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Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is a compact but complete guide to critical thinking and argumentation. 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. This extraordinarily versatile text includes comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument, from Aristotelian to Toulmin, to a new chapter on rhetorical analysis of pop culture texts, as well as 35 readings (including e-Pages that allow students to take advantage of working with multimodal arguments on the Web), and a casebook on the state and the individual. This affordable guide can stand alone or supplement a larger anthology of readings.

From Critical Thinking To Argument

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9780312601614
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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

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Bedford/st Martins
ISBN: 9780312390136
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- 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.

Reading And Writing For Civic Literacy

Author: Donald Lazere
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317264606
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This brief edition of a groundbreaking textbook addresses the need for college students to develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills for self-defense in the contentious arena of American civic rhetoric. Designed for first-year or more advanced composition and critical thinking courses, it is one-third shorter than the original edition, more affordable for students, and easier for teachers to cover in a semester or quarter. It incorporates up-to-date new readings and analysis of controversies like the growing inequality of wealth in America and the debates in the 2008 presidential campaign, expressed in opposing viewpoints from the political left and right. Exercises help students understand the ideological positions and rhetorical patterns that underlie such opposing views. Widely debated issues of whether objectivity is possible and whether there is a liberal or conservative bias in news and entertainment media, as well as in education itself, are foregrounded as topics for rhetorical analysis.

Informal Logical Fallacies

Author: Van Jacob E. Vleet
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761854347
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Critical thinking is now needed more than ever. This accessible and engaging book provides the necessary tools to question and challenge the discourse that surrounds us —- whether in the media, the classroom, or everyday conversation. Additionally, it offers readers a deeper understanding of the foundations of analytical thought. Informal Logical Fallacies: A Brief Guide is a systematic and concise introduction to more than forty fallacies, from anthropomorphism and argumentum ad baculum, to reductionism and the slippery slope argument. With helpful definitions, relevant examples, and thought-provoking exercises, the author guides the reader through the realms of fallacious reasoning and deceptive rhetoric. This is an essential guide to philosophical reflection and clear thinking.

Critical Thinking

Author: Tracy Bowell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317677188
Size: 66.32 MB
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We are frequently confronted with arguments. Arguments are attempts to persuade us – to influence our beliefs and actions – by giving us reasons to believe this or that. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide will equip students with the concepts and techniques used in the identification, analysis and assessment of arguments. Through precise and accessible discussion, this book provides the tools to become a successful critical thinker, one who can act and believe in accordance with good reasons, and who can articulate and make explicit those reasons. Key topics discussed include: core concepts in argumentation how language can serve to obscure or conceal the real content of arguments; how to distinguish argumentation from rhetoric how to avoid common confusions surrounding words such as ‘truth’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘opinion’ how to identify and evaluate the most common types of argument how to distinguish good reasoning from bad in terms of deductive validly and induction. This fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with a new introduction for each chapter and up-to-date topical examples. Particular revisions include: practical reasoning; understanding quantitative data, statistics, and the rhetoric used about them; scientific reasoning; the connection to formal logic and the logic of probability; conditionals; ambiguity; vagueness; slippery slope arguments; and arguments by analogy. The dynamic Routledge Critical Thinking companion website provides thoroughly updated resources for both instructors and students including new examples and case studies, flashcards, sample questions, practice questions and answers, student activities and a testbank of questions for use in the classroom.

Asking The Right Questions

Author: M. Neil Browne
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134425669
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This title is part of a new Pearson pilot program, offering students the option to rent a print textbook for Fall 2017. When given affordable access to the best learning materials and experiences from day one, students come to class better prepared and ready to succeed. Additional details on the rental program will be coming soon. For courses in argument, linguistics, and composition — or in any course where critical thinking is key. Think critically, analyze objectively, and judge soundly when you know the right questions to ask. Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking bridges the gap between simply memorizing or blindly accepting information, and the greater challenge of critical analysis and synthesis. Authors M. Neil Browne and Stuart Keeley teach readers to think critically by exploring the components of arguments — the ¿¿issues, conclusions, reasons, evidence, assumptions, and language — ¿¿and showing how to spot fallacies, manipulations, and faulty reasoning. They demonstrate how to respond to alternative points of view and make the best personal choices about what information to accept or reject. Now in its Twelfth Edition, this current and concise book greatly extends the understanding of critical thinking to writing and speaking. Additionally, the updated practice passages and exercises, as well as an enhanced visual program, add to this book’s appeal in a variety of courses and disciplines.

Critical Thinking Reading And Writing

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780312194307
Size: 50.46 MB
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Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is a compact but complete guide to critical thinking and argumentation. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authorsʹ dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing.

Writing In Response

Author: Matthew Parfitt
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1457699567
Size: 68.25 MB
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Writing in Response is a flexible, brief rhetoric that offers a unique focus on the critical practices of experienced readers, analysis and reflection, the skills at the heart of academic writing. It helps students compose academic essays by showing how active reading and exploratory writing bring fresh ideas to light and how informal response is developed into polished, documented prose. Extensively class tested, Writing in Response emphasizes the key techniques common to reading, thinking, and writing throughout the humanities and social sciences by teaching students the value of a social, incremental, and recursive writing process. The new edition includes more on working with digital tools, more help for writing, and updated readings.

A Little Literature

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN:
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Featuring the smallest trim size and page count of any comparable anthology, this appealing new three-genre collection encourages students to experience the pleasures of reading literature. A Little Literature: Reading, Writing, and Argument offers a compact and economical alternative to bulky anthologies. Despite the brevity of this compilation, a judicious mix of classic and contemporary selections–from Sophocles and Shakespeare to Amy Tan and Tobias Wolff–offers ample reading choices for instructors and students. Concise, yet complete, editorial apparatus provides guidance on reading, writing, and, most particularly, developing arguments about literature.