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by Colin Swatridge

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Author: Colin Swatridge
ISBN: 0199671729
ISBN13: 978-0199671724
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (August 26, 2014)
Pages: 256
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Where both Swatridge and Paul fall short is the applicability of their approach to critical thinking, which is my focus in trying to help my own students.

Where both Swatridge and Paul fall short is the applicability of their approach to critical thinking, which is my focus in trying to help my own students. It seems that critical thinking has become a kind of academic knowledge through the education system, instead of a behaviour of mind and personality.

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The Oxford Guide to. Effective Argument and Critical Thinking Colin Swatridge. A summary of recommendations for effective argument made in this book Exemplar arguments Responses to questions Index. Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP, United Kingdom Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

Dr Colin Swatridge is an A Level Chief Examiner in the UK, a visiting senior lecturer at four universities in Eastern/Central Europe, and he was a tutor for the Open University for 15 years. He has taught critical thinking for some years to Erasmus students from all over Europe. brilliantly informative I know of no other book that so clearly sets out the best ways in which to structure an argument, whether by way of a speech, an essay or even a book.

How do you approach an essay or discussion question? How do you review what claims others have made and offer counter-claims? And how do you weigh up the strengths and weaknesses of your own argument before putting together a persuasive conclusion?This accessible book takes you step by step through the art of argument, from thinking about what to write and how you might write it, to how you may strengthen your claims, and how to come to a strong conclusion. Engagingly written and featuring useful summaries at the end of each chapter, this new book offers easily transferable practical advice on assessing the arguments of others and putting forward effective arguments of your own. The book's strength lies in its clear guidance and the use of real-life arguments - both contemporary and historical - and real-life essay questions from a variety of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. These interesting, relevant, and often entertaining, examples are used not to illustrate, but to make essential points about what can be learnt, what techniques can be borrowed, and what pitfalls to avoid in the area of analytical thinking and writing. The Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking is sure to improve the written work of any student required to demonstrate the key skills of critical writing and thinking. It is equally as valuable for professionals needing these skills (e.g. journalists, lawyers, researchers, politicians) as well as for anyone who has a case to put forward and would like to do so convincingly.
Comments to eBook Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking
Faulkree
This is one of the few practical texts on critical thinking which does not get bogged down with the formulaic preoccupations of philosophy and so is accessible for undergraduate university students in other disciplines and for readers in general. The quest to find a critical thinking text of this nature is long and difficult, as I know in looking for a book for my own students in journalism. The only other comparable critical thinking text, though quite different and somewhat idiosyncratic, is Critical Thinking by Richard W. Paul and his wife Linda Elder. The Paul and Elder text is much more thorough and lengthy, but it is this extensiveness, as well as its complexity, that make it impractical to use with students. The Swatridge guide is therefore a better choice for undergraduates and general readers. The Swatridge text has its own sly Socratic flavour because it teases the reader into thought rather than simply dominating the reader with pronouncements. In other words, the text tries to stimulate critical thinking in the reading of the text rather than just passive understanding. The British background of the author is also a welcome break from the dominance of United States texts with their strong U.S. national focus. Where both Swatridge and Paul fall short is the applicability of their approach to critical thinking, which is my focus in trying to help my own students. It seems that critical thinking has become a kind of academic knowledge through the education system, instead of a behaviour of mind and personality. I remember the moment of sitting as a guest in the philosophy class of a fellow faculty member and hearing him tell students that he could not be expected to internalize in himself what he was teaching in the course. In any event, among the forest of texts in critical thinking that take the reader deeper into the preoccupations of the discipline of philosophy and farther away from practical applications, the Swatridge text is a good first choice, followed by Paul and Elder for deeper submersion. The moderate length of the Swatridge text and the relative shortness of the chapters are nicely geared to the pacing of reading. The general reader who is sincerely interested in grappling with critical thinking will probably find this book a good choice. Read this book to stimulate your brain cells the way they want to be stimulated.
Tolrajas
Oxford is the way to go.
Akelevar
A great companion for dry formal/mathematical logic texts- makes it vivid and enjoyable!
heart of sky
As described.
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