Thinking Critically: World Issues for Reading, Writing, and Research

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University of Michigan Press, 2004 - Foreign Language Study - 226 pages
Thinking Critically helps students improve English skills while exploring major issues in the world through news articles.
Topics range from the conflict between India and Pakistan, the use of palm pilots, the AIDS crisis, and gender equality, to research into the benefits of sleep.
Each chapter contains two to three articles, a vocabulary review, discussion questions, research and writing activities, debates/role plays, exercises designed to provoke critical thinking, and a list of suggested websites and books to enhance student understanding.
Students will improve their skills in
reading and discussing authentic news articles
conducting research on the Internet
writing academic papers
debating issues
making oral presentations
analyzing and writing about complex issues.

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