Thinking for Yourself

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Cengage Learning, Apr 13, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 416 pages
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Mayfield's THINKING FOR YOURSELF fully integrates critical thinking with composition and reading. Rather than teaching from the outside in of rules and imitation, the text offers students an inside out approach for improving their own thinking, perceiving, writing and awareness skills lifelong. With each chapter building upon previously developed skills, students learn how to write more detailed description as they learn to observe better, to write reports when they can separate facts from inferences, opinions, and assumptions, and finally write an argumentative research paper grounded in step-by-step skill development in reasoning and critical analysis. THINKING FOR YOURSELF is a book that students like to read; its hallmark features include interesting (and provocative) readings, cartoons, multiple options for application and testing, and a lively explanation of critical thinking concepts, and standards.
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The best book I know of that introduces how to think critically. Should be mandatory in Junior High school, yet is used as a University level book. That is not a criticism of the book, it is a ... Read full review

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"Thinking for Yourself," is a great book with lots of insight into the world of critical thinking and its many gamett's. But, there is no way this book is worth over $60. It's a small book with only ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction to Critical Thinking
1
Basics of Critical Thinking
11
Problems of Critical Thinking
137
Forms and Standards of Critical Thinking
233
The Research Paper
362
Media Literacy How Can I Become WellInformed?
377
Index
388
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About the author (2009)

Marlys Mayfield was a pioneer in the teaching critical thinking together with writing; she began developing this book for her English composition students at the College of Alameda in 1983. At present she offers her services as a critical thinking teaching consultant.

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