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Becoming a Critical Thinker A User Friendly Manual by Sherry Diestler

Becoming a Critical Thinker A User Friendly Manual


Becoming a Critical Thinker A User Friendly Manual by Sherry Diestler

Developing Instinctive Analytical Skills in Students Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User Friendly Manual trains students to distinguish high-quality, well-supported arguments from those with little or no evidence to support them. It develops the skills required to effectively evaluate the many claims facing them as citizens, learners, consumers, and human beings, and also to be effective advocates for their beliefs. Teaching and Learning Experience Improve Critical Thinking - Coverage of persuasive speaking, decision-making, the Toulmin model of argumentation, and chapter-end writing and speaking exercisesall teach students to construct and present arguments so that they can gain skill and confidence. Engage Students - Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User Friendly Manual exposes students to a variety of contemporary and multicultural issues, engaging their understanding of analytical skills through the use of articles and varied examples. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor's Manual, Electronic MyTest Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. PLUS, our new Instructor's Manual has been updated and expanded with revised tests and answer keys, a discussion of chapter exercises, and suggestions for teaching critical thinking concepts.


The organizational scheme is logical. The sequenced chapters are progressively arranged with student learning in mind. At the initial, the author grasps the reader's attention with the catchy topics.

- Charlene Tuckerson, John F. Kennedy University

The chapter checkup, the key terms with corresponding page numbers, and the chapter highlights at the end of each chapter are quite helpful.

- Cecilia Moore-Cobb, Pitt Community College

A wide variety of examples and analogies is one of the book's many strengths. Specifically, references to pop culture help students readily identify with the material.

-James Bower, Walla Walla Community College

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Book Info

Publication date

13th July 2011


Sherry Diestler

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Pearson an imprint of Pearson Education (US)


512 pages


Study & learning skills: general
Philosophy: logic



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