Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies Author Martin Cohen
ISBN-10 9781118924730
Year 2015-03-18
Pages 376
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you! These days, strong critical thinking skills provide a vital foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies offers a clear and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you'll get hands-on, lively, and fun exercises that you can put to work today to improve your arguments and pin down key issues. With this accessible and friendly guide, you'll get plain-English instruction on how to identify other people's assumptions, methodology, and conclusions, evaluate evidence, and interpret texts effectively. You'll also find tips and guidance on reading between the lines, assessing validity – and even advice on when not to apply logic too rigidly! Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies: Provides tools and strategies from a range of disciplines great for developing your reflective thinking skills Offers expert guidance on sound reasoning and textual analysis Shows precisely how to use concept mapping and brainstorming to generate insights Demonstrates how critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student Whether you're undertaking reviews, planning research projects or just keen to give your brain a workout, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies equips you with everything you need to succeed.

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies Author Martin Cohen
ISBN-10 9781118924723
Year 2015-05-04
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Use critical thinking in your assignments to achieve higher grades Have you ever received feedback suggesting you need to enhance your critical thinking skills? Then this book is for you! Developing strong critical thinking skills provides a solid foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies was written specifically with you—a student—in mind, offering an accessible and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you′ll get hands–on, accessible and active exercises that you can put to work today to improve your grades and stand head–and–shoulders above your peers. With this fun and friendly guide, you′ll get plain–English instruction on how to identify other people′s arguments and conclusions, evaluate evidence and interpret and produce your arguments more effectively. You′ll also find expert tips and guidance on reading between the lines to identify false assumptions, drawing conclusions about whether arguments are valid or justified, applying critical thinking to assignments and so much more. Provides exercises for developing your reflective thinking skills Offers expert guidance on improving your critical analysis Explains in an easy–to–follow manner how to construct effective arguments Demonstrates how developing strong critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student If you′re undertaking reviews, research projects and critical analysis, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies arms you with everything you need to apply well–seasoned critical thinking to your work in order to succeed.

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies Author Martin Cohen
ISBN-10 9781118924747
Year 2015-03-25
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you! These days, strong critical thinking skills provide a vital foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies offers a clear and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you'll get hands-on, lively, and fun exercises that you can put to work today to improve your arguments and pin down key issues. With this accessible and friendly guide, you'll get plain-English instruction on how to identify other people's assumptions, methodology, and conclusions, evaluate evidence, and interpret texts effectively. You'll also find tips and guidance on reading between the lines, assessing validity – and even advice on when not to apply logic too rigidly! Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies: Provides tools and strategies from a range of disciplines great for developing your reflective thinking skills Offers expert guidance on sound reasoning and textual analysis Shows precisely how to use concept mapping and brainstorming to generate insights Demonstrates how critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student Whether you're undertaking reviews, planning research projects or just keen to give your brain a workout, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies equips you with everything you need to succeed.

Creative Thinking For Dummies

Creative Thinking For Dummies Author David Cox
ISBN-10 9781118381632
Year 2012-11-27
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Creative thinking made easy Being creative can be tough - and trying to come up with great ideas under pressure can leave the great ideas under wraps! Creative Thinking For Dummies helps you apply creative thinking techniques to everything you touch, whether it's that novel you have inside you or the new business idea you've had that will make you the next hot entrepreneur ??? or anything in between. Creative Thinking For Dummies is a practical, hands-on guide packed with techniques and examples of different ways to think creatively. It covers a range of techniques, including brainstorming, lateral thinking, mind mapping, synectics, drawing and doodling your way to great ideas, meditation and visualization, word and language games, and divergent thinking. See the world in a different way, and realise that you are surrounded by creative inspiration Brainstorm new ideas successfully and try out some lateral thinking exercises Open your mind to a new way of thinking and nail down those great ideas Discover creative thinking techniques using games, words, drawings, and storytelling Let creativity enhance all aspects of your life, whether developing your personal skills, becoming more professionally effective, or using creative thinking techniques to help your children develop their creative minds You'll soon discover that everybody, including you, has a wealth of creative potential within—you just need to tap into it!

Study Skills For Dummies

Study Skills For Dummies Author Doreen du Boulay
ISBN-10 1119997739
Year 2011-02-08
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Students need to learn to manage their time, organise their studies, understand, learn, and convey a lot of information – and they need to learn to do it quickly. Whether you’re fresh out of school, or a mature student returning to education, you now don’t need to feel alone! With Study Skills For Dummies, you'll be given the know-how and confidence to achieve consistent results every time – and a lack of preparation will become a thing of the past. Discover how to excel at: Note-taking, speed-reading and essay-writing Improving your memory, critical thinking and analysis Using the internet to supplement study Exam skills and developing the best learning strategy to fit your specific needs and abilities

Think Smarter

Think Smarter Author Michael Kallet
ISBN-10 9781118871256
Year 2014-03-18
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Train your brain for better decisions, problem solving, and innovation Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills is the comprehensive guide to training your brain to do more for you. Written by a critical thinking trainer and coach, the book presents a pragmatic set of tools to apply critical thinking techniques to everyday business issues. Think Smarter is filled with real world examples that demonstrate how the tools work in action, in addition to dozens of practice exercises applicable across industries and functions, Think Smarter is a versatile resource for individuals, managers, students, and corporate training programs. Thinking is the foundation of everything you do, but we rely largely on automatic thinking to process information, often resulting in misunderstandings and errors. Shifting over to critical thinking means thinking purposefully using a framework and toolset, enabling thought processes that lead to better decisions, faster problem solving, and creative innovation. Think Smarter provides clear, actionable steps toward improving your critical thinking skills, plus exercises that clarify complex concepts by putting theory into practice. Features include: A comprehensive critical thinking framework Over twenty-five "tools" to help you think more critically Critical thinking implementation for functions and activities Examples of the real-world use of each tool Learn what questions to ask, how to uncover the real problem to solve, and mistakes to avoid. Recognize assumptions your can rely on versus those without merit, and train your brain to tick through your mental toolbox to arrive at more innovative solutions. Critical thinking is the top skill on the wish list in the business world, and sharpening your ability can have profound affects throughout all facets of life. Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills provides a roadmap to more effective and productive thought.

Communication Skills For Dummies

Communication Skills For Dummies Author Elizabeth Kuhnke
ISBN-10 9781118401255
Year 2012-11-05
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The key to perfecting your communication strategy Great communication skills can make all the difference in your personal and professional life, and expert author Elizabeth Kuhnke shares with you her top tips for successful communication in any situation. Packed with advice on active listening, building rapport with people, verbal and non-verbal communication, communicating using modern technology, and lots more, Communication Skills For Dummies is a comprehensive communication resource no professional should be without! Get ahead in the workplace Use effective communication skills to secure that new job offer Convince friends and family to support you on a new venture Utilising a core of simple skills, Communication Skills For Dummies will help you shine—in no time!

Homeschooling For Dummies

Homeschooling For Dummies Author Jennifer Kaufeld
ISBN-10 9781118068663
Year 2011-04-20
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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If you believe that a good education is the greatest gift you can give your child, you’re probably pretty unhappy with what’s being taught in most classrooms these days. If you think that education should do more than just train kids to take standardized tests, that it should build their critical thinking skills, enable them to weigh ethical considerations, instill a passion for learning, and reflect your core values and beliefs, then you’re probably fed up with the current state of our schools. If, like many parents, you’re wondering whether homeschooling can be the solution you’re looking for, then you’ll be happy to know that the answer is yes–and Home Schooling For Dummies shows you how. This friendly, well-informed guide is a valuable resource for parents considering homeschooling, as well as veteran homeschooler interested in fresh homeschooling ideas. It gets you on track with what you need to know to confidently: De termine whether homeschooling is right for you and your family Get started in homeschooling Obtain teaching materials Develop a curriculum that reflects your values and beliefs Comply with all legal requirements Find healthy social outlets for your kids Join a homeschooling cooperative From textbooks to computers to state compliance, expert Jennifer Kaufeld, covers all the bases. She anticipates most of your questions about homeschooling and answers them with clear, easy-to-follow answers enlivened by real-life accounts by parents around the nation who have opted to homeschool their children. Topics covered include: Deciding at what age to begin Determining your kid’s learning style and teaching to it Teaching special needs children Developing a curriculum that’s right for your children Finding social outlets for you homeschoolers Complying with state and federal regulations Teaching at the primary, middle school and high school levels Preparing for the SATs, ACT and other key standardized tests Networking with other homeschoolers You shouldn’t have to compromise on your children’s education. Get Homeschooling For Dummies and find out how to turn your home into a school and raise smart, well-adjusted kids.

University Study Skills for Dummies

University Study Skills for Dummies Author Doreen Du Boulay
ISBN-10 1118315480
Year 2013-09-10
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Students need to learn to manage their time, organise their studies, understand, learn, and convey a lot of information - and they need to learn to do it quickly. Whether you're undergraduate fresh out of school, or a mature student returning to education, you don't need to feel alone when facing the prospect of having dozens of essays to write, thousands of pages to read, exams to prepare for and that 10,000 word dissertation to research, plan and write. University Study Skills For Dummies, 2nd Edition offers a much-needed helping hand, covering topics as widespread as note-taking, speed-reading, improving memory skills, critical thinking and analysis, essay-writing, using the internet to supplement study, exam skills, and developing the best learning strategy to fit your specific needs and abilities. You'll be given the know-how and confidence to achieve consistent results every time - and a lack of preparation will become a thing of the past.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Author Richard Paul
ISBN-10 9780133115697
Year 2013-08-24
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher FT Press
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Use better thinking to empower yourself, discover opportunities, avoid disastrous mistakes, build wealth, and achieve your biggest goals! This is your complete, up-to-the-minute blueprint for assessing and improving the way you think about everything – from business decisions to personal relationships. Drs. Richard W. Paul and Linda Elder, of the Center for Critical Thinking, offer specific guidance for making more intelligent decisions, and overcoming the irrationalities and "sociocentric" limits we all face. Discover which of the "six stages" of thinking you’re in and learn how to think with clarity, relevance, logic, accuracy, depth, significance, precision, breadth, and fairness. Master strategic thinking skills you can use everywhere and learn how to critically assess what experts tell you. Packed with new examples and exercises, this guide won’t just help you think more effectively: it will help you use those skills to empower yourself, discover new opportunities, avoid disastrous mistakes, and grow your wealth. Above all, it will help you gain the confidence and clarity you need to pursue and achieve your most important goals in life – whatever they are!

Decision Making For Dummies

Decision Making For Dummies Author Dawna Jones
ISBN-10 9781118847534
Year 2014-09-11
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Discover the best approaches for making business decisions Today's business leaders have to face the facts—you can't separate leadership from decision making. The importance of making decisions, no matter how big or small, cannot be overstated. Decision Making For Dummies is a candid resource that helps leaders understand the impact of their choices, not only on business, but also on their credibility and reputation. Designed for managers, business owners, and anyone else who makes tough decisions on a daily basis, this guide helps you figure out if the decisions you're making are the right ones. In addition to helping you explore how to evaluate your choices, Decision Making For Dummies covers ways to receive support for decision making, delves into various decision-making styles, reviews the importance of sifting through data and information, and includes information on ways to engage others and make decisions collectively. Being in charge can be challenging, but with this guide, you don't have to go it alone. Discusses the effects of decision making and outlines the considerations that must be made to gain trust and confidence Demonstrates ways to communicate particularly sensitive decisions, and offers approaches for making bold decisions that challenge the status quo Delves into the risks and benefits of certain decisions, and shows readers the best ways to evaluate choices Outlines smart strategies for engaging others and drawing them into the decision-making process Crucial decisions need to be made every day in the business world, so there's no time to waste. Make Decision Making For Dummies your primary resource for learning to choose your actions wisely and confidently.

Philosophy For Dummies

Philosophy For Dummies Author Martin Cohen
ISBN-10 9780470688205
Year 2010
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Philosophy For Dummies is a complete crash-course in philosophical thought, covering key philosophers, philosophical history and theory and the big questions that affect us today. Tying in with standard UK curricula and including core topics such as logic, ethics and political philosophy, this impartial, expert guide cuts through the jargon to give you the facts.

Managerial Economics For Dummies

Managerial Economics For Dummies Author Robert Graham
ISBN-10 9781118412060
Year 2013-02-14
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The easy way to make sense of managerial economics Does the study of Managerial Economics make your head spin? Relax! This hands-on, friendly guide helps you make sense of complex business concepts and explains to you in plain English how Managerial Economics enhances analytical skills, assists in rational configuration, and aids in problem-solving. Managerial Economics For Dummies gives you a better understanding of all the major concepts you'll encounter in the classroom: supply and demand, elasticity, decision-making, quantitative analysis of business situations, risk analysis, production analysis, pricing analysis, capital budgeting, critical thinking skills, and much more. Tracks to a typical Managerial Economics course Includes easy-to-understand explanations and examples Serves as a valuable classroom supplement If you're enrolled in business courses looking for a supplemental guide to aid your understand of the complex theories associated with this difficult topic, or a manager already in the corporate world looking for a refresher, Managerial Economics For Dummies has you covered.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Author Gerard Johnson
ISBN-10 1530921880
Year 2016-04-06
Pages 50
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Discover the Power of Critical Thinking. There are many misconceptions about critical thinking, with some being that it means you are thinking hard or making sweeping judgements about people or situations. Critical thinking is deeper than this, and it primarily is about a strategic way in which you can solve problems. It requires you to break a problem down into parts, evaluating each part until you arrive at a solution. The techniques that you need to become a critical thinker are vast, and in this book, the best techniques have been described. By learning how to ask questions and improve your logical thinking, it will be easier to be a successful critical thinker. Explore this book to understand the connections between critical thinking and emotional intelligence, as well as the benefits of being an independent thinker when solving problems. If you are seeking for a fool proof way of developing comprehensive solutions for any issue you face, then you will benefit from all the strategies in this book. Make critical thinking work for you, and transform your success at problem solving. Here Is A Brief Preview Of What You'll Learn : * The Building Blocks of Critical Thinking * Critical Thinking Skills * Asking Questions and Critical Thinking * The Logic Behind Critical Thinking * Implementing Critical Thinking in Your Life * Powerful Strategies to Improve Critical Thinking * Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking * 7 Key Strategies to Improve Problem Solving and Logical Thinking * The Importance of Independent Thinking Take ACTION and Buy This Book! Tags: critical thinking concepts and tools, critical thinking for dummies, critical thinking skills, critical thinking, think critically, think smarter, logical thinking, think clearly, improve your decision, smarter decisions, critical thinking guide, critical thinking for kids, critical thinking blueprint.

Writing Essays For Dummies

Writing Essays For Dummies Author Mary Page
ISBN-10 9781119996545
Year 2010-12-23
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Are you left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walks you through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. From identifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing your research skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, and referencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows you how to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, to help you produce a well-crafted and confident final document. Writing Essays For Dummies covers: Part I: Navigating a World of Information Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays Chapter 2: Identifying the essay type Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating Chapter 3: Eyes Down: Academic reading Chapter 4: Researching Online Chapter 5: Note-taking and Organising your Material Chapter 6: Avoiding Plagiarism Part III: Putting Pen to Paper Chapter 7: Writing as a process Chapter 8: Getting Going and Keeping Going Part IV: Mastering Language and Style Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence Chapter 10: Penning the Perfect Paragraph Chapter 11: Finding Your Voice Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: The Introduction Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay’s Body Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: The Conclusion Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources of Information Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The Final Touches Chapter 16: It’s all in the detail Chapter 17: Perfecting Your Presentation Chapter 18: The afterglow Part VII: Part of Tens &160