Summary: This text uses critical thinking as a unifying concept, so students learn to synthesize ideas from multiple sources and to make interdisciplinary connections. The text provides valuable skills which facilitate learning throughout the college years. A new reader, which includes twenty-five practice readings drawn from current textbooks in twelve disciplines, is organized under major cross-disciplinary topics (for example, human beings and language). New material has b ...show moreeen added on choosing a major and degree planning, using campus resources, listening, reading (including using a dictionary, thesaurus, and glossary, and varying reading speed), and using computerized indexes, databases, and periodical indexes in the library.
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