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Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking

Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205506682

Cover of Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking 9TH 10 (ISBN 978-0205506682)
ISBN13: 978-0205506682
ISBN10: 0205506682

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 9TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2010
International: No

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Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking - 9TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205506682

Neil Browne and Stuart M. Keeley

ISBN13: 978-0205506682
ISBN10: 0205506682

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 9TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

Asking the Right Questions is a concise, well-priced book with great examples, and it thoroughly covers critical thinking.

This highly popular updated text helps bridge the gap between simply memorizing or blindly accepting information, and the greater challenge of critical analysis and synthesis. It teaches how to respond to alternative points of view and develop a solid foundation for making personal choices about what to accept and what to reject.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface Chapter1:The Benefit of Asking the Right Questions Introduction Critical Thinking to the Rescue The Sponge and Panning for Gold: Alternative Thinking Styles An Example of the Panning-for-Gold Approach Panning for Gold: Asking Critical Questions The Myth of the ''Right Answer'' The Usefulness of Asking the Question, ''Who Cares?'' Weak-Sense and Strong-Sense Critical Thinking The Satisfaction of Using the Panning-for-Gold Approach Effective Communication and Critical Thinking The Importance of Practice The Right Questions Chapter 2: Critical Thinking Is a Social Activity Values and Other People The Primary Values of a Critical Thinker Thinking and Feelings Keeping the Conversation Going Avoiding the Dangers of Groupthink Chapter3:What Are the Issue and the Conclusion? Kinds of Issues Searching for the Issue Searching for the Author's or Speaker's Conclusion Clues to Discovery: How to Find the Conclusion Critical Thinking and Your Own Writing and Speaking n