Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

Author: Sylvan Barnet,Hugo Bedau

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457649974

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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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.

Foundations : Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing

Author: Victor Norman Shea,William Whitla

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131236318

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 330

View: 4929

Foundations: Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is a broad- based post-secondary survival guide, which includes material on how to function effectively in a university setting and how to develop a critical frame of mind. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills, tips and procedures for essay writing, grammar, preparing for an exam, logic in argument and writing, different levels of reading, different strategic paths for undertaking research, and basic computer skills as they relate to academic activities. Its practical approach will help students succeed at their studies as well as develop more advanced skills that can be carried into a lifetime of learning.


Thinking, Reading, and Writing Critically

Author: Sylvan Barnet

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780673525239

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 2016

View: 9332


Short Takes in Fiction

Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

Author: Robert L. Saitz,Francine B. Stieglitz

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780201516777

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 9753

Short Takes in Fiction engages students in reading, speaking, and writing English, using brief selections by 20th-century writers. The content is designed to help students relate what they read to their own lives. Authors include Rumer Godden, Amy Tan, Margaret Atwood, Somerset Maugham, William Saroyan, Raymond Carver, and Marjorie Kellogg.


Writing, Reading, and Critical Thinking

Author: Tammy Montgomery,Tammy Boeck,Megan C. Rainey

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205607334

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 555

View: 3903

The middle-level book in a three-book series, Connections helps developing writers make the connections between reading, writing, and critical thinking. The text moves beyond traditional sentence and paragraph exercises, offering a wide variety of activities and opportunities for journaling, supplemental readings, quick reference guides, and unique step-by-step writing assignments. Connections guides developmental writers gently through every stage of the writing process.

Thinking for Yourself

Author: Marlys Mayfield

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133311180

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 5077

THINKING FOR YOURSELF: DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS THROUGH READING AND WRITING offers a unique integration of composition, reading, and critical thinking. As you complete the book's writing assignments, you'll see how your writing reflects your thinking and how self-directed improvement in thinking also improves your writing. The book offers step-by-step instruction, humor, cartoons, and up-to-date social and political examples as a foundation for lifelong improvement in thinking and writing. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

New Directions

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking

Author: Peter S. Gardner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521541725

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 292

View: 7845

New Directions is a thematic reading-writing book aimed at the most advanced learners. It prepares students for the rigors of college-level writing by having them read long, challenging, authentic readings, from a variety of genres, and by having them apply critical thinking skills as a precursor to writing. This emphasis on multiple longer readings gives New Directions its distinctive character.

Blooming with the Pouis

Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum : a Rhetorical Reader for Caribbean Tertiary Students

Author: Paulette Ramsay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789766373412

Category: Academic writing

Page: 377

View: 7717

"Influenced by the principles of writing across the curriculum, Blooming with the Pouis provides students with a range of readings selected to enhance the development of writing skills in all academic disciplines. Multidisciplinary in approach, the Reader presents selections from Caribbean literature, culture, geography, history, education, religion, economics, and the pure and applied sciences, which help students expand their vocabulary and improve their critical thinking skills.Concise, yet comprehensive, Blooming with the Pouis enforces the perception of reading as both an academic pursuit and means of engaging society. Using both classic and contemporary Caribbean writings, students are exposed to a full volume of expository and argumentative material. The Reader is divided into four sections: exposition, argument, mixed modes and additional readings. It contains excellent examples of discourse types as well as several exercises to improve students analytical skills. "

Pathways 4

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking

Author: Laurie Blass,Mari Vargo

Publisher: Heinle

ISBN: 9781133942184

Category: Academic writing

Page: 240

View: 2085

Pathways is a dual skills course that can be taught in parallel or as individual strands - Reading and Writing, and Listening and Speaking - and topics and language complement and mirror each other. Students benefit from a targeted skills syllabus where they can really develop, not just practice, the skills they will need for effective use of language. Pathways particularly lends itself to academic learners of English, with the topics and language input texts taken from a more academic context. In addition, the strong critical thinking element present in both strands encourages and stimulates the 'higher order' thinking skills and the students' ability to evaluate, analyse, and synthesise information from a wide range of sources. Meaningful and authentic content from National Geographic stimulates creates the perfect environment for this and stimulates learners' curiosity and participation.

Critical Reading, Critical Thinking

A Contemporary Issues Approach

Author: Richard Pirozzi

Publisher: Addison-Wesley


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 5637

Critical Reading, Critical Thinking offers a brief review of important developmental reading skills followed by a sequence of chapters covering critical reading. This is the first developmental reading text to take a contemporary issues approach. The examples and readings are all taken from today's headlines and news shows. The readings in Critical Reading, Critical Thinking range from animal rights to European integration to teen pregnancy to religious and cultural clashes in the United States.


An Introduction to Writing, Reading, and Critical Thinking

Author: Megan Rainey

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321083555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 6107

Teaching students reading and writing together as processes, Expressions: An Introduction to Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking takes a “complete language” approach to grammar and writing. Built on the premise that writers learn most effectively when there is a genuine give and take of information, Expressions weaves together topics on reading, grammar, speaking, and study skills. Formal writing assignments–presented step-by-step–ask students either to respond formally to the readings in the chapter or to use the genre to express themes of their own. Using reading and writing assignments, sentence activities, skill spotlights, evaluation charts, and more, Expressions teaches grammar, sentence, and paragraph skills in the context of both student and professional writing.

Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates

Author: Mike Wallace,Alison Wray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473968038

Category: Reference

Page: 296

View: 6633

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Reading critically, and writing using critical techniques, are crucial skills you need to apply to your academic work. Practical and engaging, Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates is bursting with tools for analysing texts and structuring critical reviews, helping you to gradually build your skills beyond undergraduate level and gain confidence in your ability to critically read and write. New to this 3rd edition: Introduces a technique for developing critical thinking skills by interrogating paper abstracts Additional diagrams, exercises and concept explanations, enabling you to more easily understand and apply the various approaches A glossary, to help with understanding of key terms. Also new for this edition, a Companion Website provides additional resources to help you apply the critical techniques you learn. From templates and checklists, access to SAGE journal articles and additional case studies, these free resources will make sure you successfully master advanced critical skills. If you need to engage with published (or unpublished) literature such as essays, dissertations or theses, research papers or oral presentations, this proven guide helps you develop a reflective and advanced critical approach to your research and writing. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Writing in Response

Author: Matthew Parfitt

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312403933

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 482

View: 9253

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. Read the preface.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking Level 6

Author: Jamey Acosta

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 142589321X

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 9272

Build Grade 6 students' comprehension and critical thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests with high-interest nonfiction articles from TIME For Kids®. This handy and easy-to-implement resource includes accompanying document-based questions that focus on key strategies for breaking down the passages to help students build cross-curricular reading skills. A document-based assessment sheet is also provided for each passage so students can investigate a topic in even deeper and more meaningful ways. This 112- page book includes a Teacher Resource CD with reproducible pages of artic.

Wide Awake

Thinking, Reading, and Writing Critically

Author: Sara Hosey,Fran O'Connor

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321951595

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

View: 3123

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Wake Up to the world around you. Wide Awake: Thinking, Reading, and Writing Critically with MyWritingLab asks students to develop awareness of the world around them and to determine how they will participate in that world. Readings invite students to challenge accepted notions about key topics, pose complex questions about the world around them, reflect on their own experiences, and apply ideas they are learning to their everyday lives. Deliberateness and choice are emphasized in the writing processes. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience for you and your students. Robust resources improve student writing and help instructors track results. MyWritingLab helps students measure how well they understand key concepts and faculty incorporate rubrics into assignments and analyze class performance. Instructional support helps students develop their own writing process. Eight short chapters on the writing process provide students with just enough advice without burdening them with long narratives of detail. Readings provide models for writing, material for response, and topics for research. 0321937597 / 9780321937599 Wide Awake, Books a la Carte Plus NEW MyWritingLab -- Access Card Package Package consists of 0321963806 / 9780321963802 Wide, Books a la Carte 0205869203 / 9780205869206 NEW MyWritingLab Generic -- Valuepack Access Card

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education

Author: M. Davies,R. Barnett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137378050

Category: Education

Page: 646

View: 516

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education provides a single compendium on the nature, function, and applications of critical thinking. This book brings together the work of top researchers on critical thinking worldwide, covering questions of definition, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, research, policy, and application.

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies

Author: Martin Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118924738

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 4086

Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you! These days, strong critical thinking skills provide a vital foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies offers a clear and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you'll get hands-on, lively, and fun exercises that you can put to work today to improve your arguments and pin down key issues. With this accessible and friendly guide, you'll get plain-English instruction on how to identify other people's assumptions, methodology, and conclusions, evaluate evidence, and interpret texts effectively. You'll also find tips and guidance on reading between the lines, assessing validity – and even advice on when not to apply logic too rigidly! Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies: Provides tools and strategies from a range of disciplines great for developing your reflective thinking skills Offers expert guidance on sound reasoning and textual analysis Shows precisely how to use concept mapping and brainstorming to generate insights Demonstrates how critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student Whether you're undertaking reviews, planning research projects or just keen to give your brain a workout, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies equips you with everything you need to succeed.