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Smart Thinking Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing by Matthew Allen

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Smart Thinking Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing by Matthew Allen, is a practical, step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis and critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations. With an accessible and straightforward style, this book is of great use for students at university and also final-year school who are looking to improve their analytical skills.

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Smart Thinking Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing
Smart Thinking Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing

Contents of this book Smart Thinking pdf

  • Preface to First Edition
  • Preface to Second Edition
  • How to Use this Book
  • Smart Thinking
  • What is smart thinking
  • How do we study smart thinking?
  • Why do we need to ‘think smart’?
  • 2 Claims: The Key Elements of Reasoning
  • Understanding language
  • More about claims
  • Claims and reasoning
  • Review
  • 3 Linking: The Key Process in Reasoning
  • Links between claims
  • The analytical structure of reasoning
  • Learning more about the analytical structure
  • Review
  • Understanding the Links between Claims
  • Dependent premises
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  • Special functions of premises
  • The link from premises to conclusion
  • Review
  • 5 More Effective Reasoning I: Better Claims
  • Well-formed claims
  • Well-founded claims
  • Review
  • More Effective Reasoning II: Better Links
  • Effective use of dependent premises
  • Relevance
  • Strength of support
  • Review
  • What Kinds of Reasoning are There?
  • Deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Categorical and propositional logic
  • Five types of reasoning
  • Review
  • Research, Reasoning, and Analysis
  • Reasoning and analysis
  • Information understood by where we find it
  • Information as it relates to other information
  • Information classified by the topic under investigation
  • Information as it relates to how we are using it
  • Direct and indirect sources
  • Review
  • Planning and Creating Your Reasoning
  • The key analytical questions
  • Using the analytical structure for planning
  • Review
  • Bringing It All Together: Narrative and Structure
  • Example text
  • Casting and notes on each paragraph
  • Capturing the essence of the text
  • Overall narrative flow of the text
  • Summary
  • Answers, Discussion, and Further Advice
  • Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts
  • Further Reading
  • Guide to Important Skills
Smart Thinking Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing by Matthew Allen
Smart Thinking Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing by Matthew Allen

Book info

Book Title: Smart Thinking Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing
Author: Matthew Allen
Category: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Language: English
Pages: Pages

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