The vocabulary of critical thinking by phil washburn

It explains in a step-by-step fashion how students can perform the specific skills themselves. Organized around nine basic skills--including comparing, generalizing, inferring, judging sources, experimenting, making value judgments, defining terms, assuming, and thinking creatively--The Vocabulary of Critical Thinking walks students through definitions, explanations, and applications of words.

Enhanced by numerous study questions, exercises, arguments for analysis, and writing tasks, The Vocabulary of Critical Thinking also features drawings, photographs, and an annotated bibliography. The book is an ideal text for critical thinking and reasoning courses as well as a variety of courses that prepare students to succeed.

As students learn specific definitions of such terms as "analogy," "sample," and "hypothesis," they will gain a better understanding of how writers use the terms.

Ideal for courses in critical thinking and reasoning, it can also be used in a variety of courses on writing, the humanities, interdisciplinary topics, study skills, and college preparation. The first part establishes a solid foundation by defining six or seven words related to one skill.

Organized around nine basic skills--including comparing, generalizing, inferring, judging sources, experimenting, making value judgments, defining terms, assuming, and thinking creatively--The Vocabulary of Critical Thinking walks students through definitions, explanations, and applications of words.

Suitable for undergraduate Critical Thinking courses. To further contextualize the words, Part II, Understanding the Meaning, provides numerous real-world examples, with commentary, of the words in use. Each chapter is comprised of four parts.

It begins at a practical level by helping students master the crucial terms that are the building blocks of critical thinking. These words are about comparing, generalizing, explaining, inferring, judging sources, evaluating, referring, assuming and creating - actions used to assess relationships and arguments - and the words are grouped according to these and other concepts essential to critical thinking.

It explains in a step-by-step fashion how students can perform the specific skills themselves. Organized around nine basic skills--including comparing, generalizing, inferring, judging sources, experimenting, making value judgments, defining terms, assuming, and thinking creatively--the book walks students through definitions, explanations, and applications of words.

Finally, each chapter ends with writing exercises that help students use a particular skill in their own writing. With the underlying notion that a good way to practice fundamental reasoning skills is to learn to name them, the text explores one hundred and eight words that are important to know and employ within any discipline.

It begins at a practical level by helping students master the crucial terms that are the building blocks of critical thinking--terms such as "generalization," "inferring," "to confirm," "justifying," "assumption," and others.

With the underlying notion that a good way to practice fundamental reasoning skills is to learn to name them, the text explores one hundred and eight words that are important to know and employ within any discipline.

Each chapter is comprised of four parts. Freshman Orientation, Developing Study Skills, etc. Finally, each chapter ends with writing exercises that help students use a particular skill in their own writing. Students will improve their competence gradually, without being intimidated by abstract rules and technical terms.

Finally, Part III, providing practice of the associated critical thinking skills. Thirty-five photographs and illustrations additionally enrich the text.thinking in the bibliography (“For Further Study”) to illustrate the great variety of viewpoints.

The Vocabulary of Critical Thinking

Even within the relatively restricted domain of “critical thinking,” prac-titioners advocate different methods of instruction. Some emphasize teach-ing traditional logic.

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Others believe students should follow. The Vocabulary of Critical Thinking Phil Washburn With the underlying notion that a good way to practice fundamental reasoning skills is to learn to name them, the text explores one hundred and eight words that are important to know and employ within any discipline.

- The Vocabulary of Critical Thinking by Phil Washburn ISBN Paperback; New York: Oxford University Press. The Vocabulary of Critical Thinking offers an innovative way to improve students' thinking skills. It begins at a practical level by helping students master the crucial terms that are the building blocks of critical thinking--terms such as "generalization," "inferring," "to confirm," "justifying," "assumption," and others/5(5).

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