How to Get the Most Out of Philosophy

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Philosophy - 160 pages
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HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF PHILOSOPHY, Eighth Edition is a companion textbook that equips students with the skills necessary to succeed in an introductory Philosophy course. Beginning with how to study philosophical texts, continuing through test-taking and writing strategies, and ending with tips for ongoing college achievement, this handy guide prepares students for long-term accomplishment. Plus, the new edition is fully optimized to help students take advantage of the Internet's research capabilities, and includes expanded content on new media such as blogs, Wikipedia, and crowdsourcing. Using a conversational writing style and delivering powerful study methods, HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF PHILOSOPHY, Eighth Edition prepares students to succeed in any classroom.
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Contents

Preface to Instructors and Curious Students
What to Expect
Student Wisdom Getting the Most out of Yourself
Changing What You Can
SelfRespect and Academic Ethics
How to Thrive in a Philosophy Class
Reading Philosophy
Developing a Critical Attitude
Critical Writing
Wisdom and the Internet
The College of You
Conclusion
Simplified Style Guide for Excellent Papers
Test Taking
Letters of Recommendation
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Douglas Soccio was professor of philosophy at Shasta College for nearly 30 years. In addition to ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 8E, he is the author of HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF PHILOSOPHY, and, with Vincent E. Barry, PRACTICAL LOGIC, all of which are published by Wadsworth. For three years he wrote a weekly philosophy column for the REDDING RECORD SEARCHLIGHT. Now devoted to writing on a full-time basis, he is presently developing a collection of philosophical stories that express what he describes as "philosophy with a heart", a generous notion of philosophy that infuses all of his writing.

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