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The Resource The importance of critical thinking in writing, Robin Roth and Doug Borcoman, (electronic book)

The importance of critical thinking in writing, Robin Roth and Doug Borcoman, (electronic book)

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The importance of critical thinking in writing
Title
The importance of critical thinking in writing
Statement of responsibility
Robin Roth and Doug Borcoman
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By now you have probably heard the term "critical thinking" mentioned frequently in the context of your experience in higher education. Much discussion has taken place among educators, professors and many others regarding how to infuse and incorporate critical thinking into the various disciplines and how to help students such as yourself become better able to use it in their studies as well as in their lives generally. It is of course important to start your study of critical thinking by attempting to define this, at times, elusive concept. But, where shall we start? The very term suggests that it has something to do with offering a critique or, more simply, a judgment about someone or something. To some extent, that is true. Critical thinking requires at the very least that you exercise judgment about a topic or issue that has come to your attention and that interests you, for one reason or another. But, that is not the whole story. For one thing, when you engage in critical thinking in the philosophical sense, it is very important to remember that you are not judging people. Instead, you are judging or evaluating what another person or group of people say or assert
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Cataloging source
FINmELB
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Roth, Robin
Dewey number
153.42
Index
index present
LC call number
BF441
LC item number
.R675 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • abstracts summaries
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Borcoman, Doug.
Series statement
Health education collection
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  • Critical thinking
  • Written communication
Target audience
specialized
Label
The importance of critical thinking in writing, Robin Roth and Doug Borcoman, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Co-published with Cognella Academic Publishing
  • Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. What is critical thinking? -- A brief history of critical thinking and logic -- Moving closer to thinking critically -- The 3 basic components of critical thinking -- Critical thinking and discussion -- What happens in dialogue? -- Plato, master of the written dialogue -- The dialogue -- Two models of communication -- Conclusion -- The scientific method -- Thales: an early philosopher-scientist -- Galileo: a Renaissance philosopher-scientist -- Kuhn: a contemporary philosopher-scientist -- The difference between science and pseudoscience -- Conclusion --
  • 2. Writing a philosophical journal -- What is a philosophical journal? -- Adding content to your journal -- Writing a philosophy paper -- The 3 T method for writing a paper --
  • 3. The power of language -- Persuasion through rhetoric -- Euphemisms -- Dysphemisms -- Rhetorical definitions and rhetorical explanations -- Stereotypes -- Innuendo -- Loaded or complex questions -- Weaselers -- Downplayers -- Horse laugh/ridicule/sarcasm -- Hyperbole -- Proof surrogates -- Rhetorical analogies --
  • 4. Examples of sarcasm and rhetorical devices in critical writing --
  • 5. The use of analogies and metaphors -- Writing with analogies and metaphors -- Index
Control code
EBC4624466
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 72 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Restricted to libraries which purchase an unrestricted PDF download via an IP
Isbn
9781606508022
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The importance of critical thinking in writing, Robin Roth and Doug Borcoman, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
  • Co-published with Cognella Academic Publishing
  • Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. What is critical thinking? -- A brief history of critical thinking and logic -- Moving closer to thinking critically -- The 3 basic components of critical thinking -- Critical thinking and discussion -- What happens in dialogue? -- Plato, master of the written dialogue -- The dialogue -- Two models of communication -- Conclusion -- The scientific method -- Thales: an early philosopher-scientist -- Galileo: a Renaissance philosopher-scientist -- Kuhn: a contemporary philosopher-scientist -- The difference between science and pseudoscience -- Conclusion --
  • 2. Writing a philosophical journal -- What is a philosophical journal? -- Adding content to your journal -- Writing a philosophy paper -- The 3 T method for writing a paper --
  • 3. The power of language -- Persuasion through rhetoric -- Euphemisms -- Dysphemisms -- Rhetorical definitions and rhetorical explanations -- Stereotypes -- Innuendo -- Loaded or complex questions -- Weaselers -- Downplayers -- Horse laugh/ridicule/sarcasm -- Hyperbole -- Proof surrogates -- Rhetorical analogies --
  • 4. Examples of sarcasm and rhetorical devices in critical writing --
  • 5. The use of analogies and metaphors -- Writing with analogies and metaphors -- Index
Control code
EBC4624466
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 72 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Restricted to libraries which purchase an unrestricted PDF download via an IP
Isbn
9781606508022
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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