Critical Thinking: A User’s Manual


Author: Debra Jackson,Paul Newberry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495814075

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 2339

CRITICAL THINKING: A USER’S MANUAL offers an innovative skill-based approach to critical thinking that provides step-by-step tools for learning to evaluate arguments. Students build a complete skill set by recognizing, analyzing, diagramming, and evaluating arguments; later chapters encourage application of the basic skills to categorical, truth-functional, analogical, generalization, and causal arguments as well as fallacies. The exercises throughout the text engage readers in active learning, integrate writing as part of the critical thinking process, and emphasize skill transference. A special feature, called Your Turn! encourages students to not just skim through the book’s explanations, but stop, think, and apply what they are learning. CRITICAL THINKING: A USER’S MANUAL offers multiple opportunities for different kinds of practice and options for appealing to different learning styles. The quantity and variety of exercises allow for group work, reflection and application, and writing practice as well as traditional homework exercises. Aplia, an online homework solution that increases student effort and engagement, is available as an option with this text to provide additional critical thinking practice with immediate feedback to reinforce the skills students are building in class. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Becoming a Critical Thinker

A User-Friendly Manual


Author: Sherry Diestler

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0205893600

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

View: 4303

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Developing Instinctive Analytical Skills in Students Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User Friendly Manual trains students to distinguish high-quality, well-supported arguments from those with little or no evidence to support them. It develops the skills required to effectively evaluate the many claims facing them as citizens, learners, consumers, and human beings, and also to be effective advocates for their beliefs. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning - MyThinkingLabdelivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Coverage of persuasive speaking, decision-making, the Toulmin model of argumentation, and chapter-end writing and speaking exercisesall teach students to construct and present arguments so that they can gain skill and confidence. Engage Students - Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User Friendly Manual exposes students to a variety of contemporary and multicultural issues, engaging their understanding of analytical skills through the use of articles and varied examples. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor’s Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. PLUS, our new Instructor’s Manual has been updated and expanded with revised tests and answer keys, a discussion of chapter exercises, and suggestions for teaching critical thinking concepts. Note: MyThinkingLab does no come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyThinkingLab, please visit or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyThinkingLab (VP ISBN-10: 0205176038, VO ISBN-13: 9780205176038)

Health Information

Management of a Strategic Resource


Author: Mervat Abdelhak,Sara Grostick,Mary Alice Hanken

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323295053

Category: Medical

Page: 800

View: 7959

Uncover the latest information you need to know when entering the growing health information management job market with Health Information: Management of a Strategic Resource, 5th Edition. Following the AHIMA standards for education for both two-year HIT programs and four-year HIA programs, this new edition boasts dynamic, state-of-the-art coverage of health information management, the deployment of information technology, and the role of the HIM professional in the development of the electronic health record. An easy-to-understand approach and expanded content on data analytics, meaningful use, and public health informatics content, plus a handy companion website, make it even easier for you to learn to manage and use healthcare data. Did You Know? boxes highlight interesting facts to enhance learning. Self-assessment quizzes test your learning and retention, with answers available on the companion Evolve website. Learning features include a chapter outline, key words, common abbreviations, and learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, and references at the end. Diverse examples of healthcare deliveries, like long-term care, public health, home health care, and ambulatory care, prepare you to work in a variety of settings. Interactive student exercises on Evolve, including a study guide and flash cards that can be used on smart phones. Coverage of health information infrastructure and systems provides the foundational knowledge needed to effectively manage healthcare information. Applied approach to Health Information Management and Health Informatics gives you problem-solving opportunities to develop proficiency. EXPANDED! Data analytics, meaningful use, and public health informatics content prepares HIM professionals for new job responsibilities in order to meet today’s, and tomorrow’s, workforce needs. EXPANDED! Emphasis on the electronic health care record educates you in methods of data collection, governance, and use. NEW! Chapter on data access and retention provides examples of the paper health record and its transition to the EHR. NEW! Focus on future trends, including specialty certifications offered by the AHIMA, the American Medical Informatics Associations (AMIA), and the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), explains the vast number of job opportunities and expanded career path awaiting you.

Critical Thinking

A Concise Guide


Author: Tracy Bowell,Gary Kemp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317677188

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

View: 8838

We are frequently confronted with arguments. Arguments are attempts to persuade us – to influence our beliefs and actions – by giving us reasons to believe this or that. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide will equip students with the concepts and techniques used in the identification, analysis and assessment of arguments. Through precise and accessible discussion, this book provides the tools to become a successful critical thinker, one who can act and believe in accordance with good reasons, and who can articulate and make explicit those reasons. Key topics discussed include: core concepts in argumentation how language can serve to obscure or conceal the real content of arguments; how to distinguish argumentation from rhetoric how to avoid common confusions surrounding words such as ‘truth’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘opinion’ how to identify and evaluate the most common types of argument how to distinguish good reasoning from bad in terms of deductive validly and induction. This fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with a new introduction for each chapter and up-to-date topical examples. Particular revisions include: practical reasoning; understanding quantitative data, statistics, and the rhetoric used about them; scientific reasoning; the connection to formal logic and the logic of probability; conditionals; ambiguity; vagueness; slippery slope arguments; and arguments by analogy. The dynamic Routledge Critical Thinking companion website provides thoroughly updated resources for both instructors and students including new examples and case studies, flashcards, sample questions, practice questions and answers, student activities and a testbank of questions for use in the classroom.

Thinking Sociologically

A Critical Thinking Activities Manual


Author: Josephine A. Ruggiero

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205278183

Category: Social Science

Page: 42

View: 9160

Critical Thinking Instructor's Manual

The Logical Accessory


Author: Brooke Noel Moore,Richard Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781559348379

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 364

View: 8325

Critical Thinking: The Beginners User Manual to Improve Your Communication and Self Confidence Skills Everyday. the Tools and the Concept


Author: Ray Manson,Jocko Babin

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781799242628

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 8922

★★Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle Book version for FREE ★★ACHIEVE YOUR BIGGEST GOALS! Have you ever felt so frustrated by the outcome of some situations? Sometimes, do you wonder why every decision you make seems wrong and then regret it later? Do you ask yourself numerous questions about what might have gone wrong and then start second-guessing yourself and get scared of making decisions? Do you even start being paranoid about what people will think of you? Do you desire to get to that point where you are confident about your decisions and that you know under no circumstances can there be a better decision on the situation than the one you have been given? Decision making is part of every person on a daily basis. Parents may be faced with the decision of what school to take their firstborn child-they get overwhelmed on how to decide which school best suits their child and must make a decision. Other simple decisions may be about buying a car for the family and so forth. Students are also required to make decisions and find solutions to problems presented by their tutors. Every day, in every aspect of life, you must make a decision or solve a problem. To arrive effectively at the best conclusions, you need a very important skill called critical thinking. The secret to making productive decisions at the workplace, school, home, and so forth is applying the process of critical thinking. This book is very detailed yet simplified on the aspect of critical thinking. As a student, you need to apply critical thinking skills for problem-solving. There is a detailed process of how to apply and develop this. As a parent, you are faced with daily decisions to make or problems that need solutions whether at home or at work. This book gives you a detailed approach to critical thinking into your day-to-day life and how to make the best decisions as a parent or even as an employee. Critical thinking is also very important in organizations in helping them serve their clients in the best way possible, manage their staff, and run their networks efficiently. The book discusses critical thinking in organizations and how it is beneficial to them. Some professions require critical thinking daily-such as in the case of a psychologist. This book also discusses how critical thinking helps a psychologist in making decisions that sometimes may mean life and death for a patient or understanding their behavior. What about improving your skills daily? With the dynamic world that we live in, a person is required to improve their critical thinking and decision-making skills to go with the times. This book discusses tips on how to improve your critical thinking skills as a student, nurse, employee, manager, and so forth. It further gives you the daily habits of a critical thinker that will help you as you pursue your critical thinking skills. If you have had the above-discussed questions and want a solution, then this is the book for you. It is detailed yet simplified enough to help you develop, improve, and maintain your critical thinking skills. If all of this sounds like your ideal book, then hop on over and hit now that buy button! Well, stress no more! Buy this book and also learn all... and DOWNLOAD IT NOW!

College, a User's Manual

All the Important Things No One Else Will Tell You about College and College Life


Author: Scott Edelstein

Publisher: Bantam


Category: Education

Page: 241

View: 8863

Gives advice on selecting a school, gaining admission, arranging financial aid, picking good classes, taking exams, handling stress, and looking for work

Thinking critically about critical thinking. Instructor&s manual


Author: Diane F. Halpern

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates


Category: Education

Page: 205

View: 6335

Thinking is not a spectator sport. Research has shown that the skills of critical thinking must be practiced with a wide variety of problems in many different contexts in order to be learned and retained. The exercises, questions, and reviews in this workbook are designed to provide the systematic practice needed to help readers become more critical thinkers. By reading and responding to the questions before reading the accompanying chapter in the text, readers will develop a framework that will help them to comprehend, anticipate, and organize the information in the accompanying chapter. Based on principles of active learning with authentic tasks, all of the exercises were written to be similar to problems and situations readers are likely to encounter in real life -- and they provide numerous examples for both short and extended writing assignments. Problems include topics such as saving money; understanding a research report that appears in a newspaper; recognizing propaganda; reaching reasoned conclusions; avoiding common biases; and deciding when a risk is "too risky." These exercises also work well for cooperative learning projects and are designed to help adult learners develop the skills and the habits of mind essential for life-long learning. Designed to be used in conjunction with Halpern's text, Thought & Knowledge, this workbook could also be used with other texts or as a stand-alone enhancement in courses on thinking skills and cognitive psychology. All exercises along with syllabus suggestions and self assessments are available in the Instructor's Manual.