The focus in this book is on improving one’s own reasoning rather than simply reading others’ arguments.In particular, SMART THINKING emphasises how to develop arguments that are coherent and take account of their audience and context. 2 Claims: The Key Elements of Reasoning Understanding language More about claims Claims and reasoning Review 3 Linking: The Key Process in Reasoning Links between claims The analytical structure of reasoning Learning more about the analytical structure Review 4 Understanding the Links between Claims Dependent premises Special functions of premises The link from premises to conclusion Review 5 More Effective Reasoning I: Better Claims Well-formed claims Well-founded claims Review 6 More Effective Reasoning II: Better Links Effective use of dependent premises Relevance Strength of support Review 7 What Kinds of Reasoning are There?Features of this new edition include: • an updated glossary, a guide to further reading, and a guide to important skills • additional advice on casting and developing arguments • a new chapter at the end of the book that demonstrates, in an extended example, the skills learnt in the book • a more thorough treatment of how to find and use information via reasoning, and – • exercises and review questions in each chapter to enhance knowledge and test readers’ skills.
Matthew has been President of the Association of Internet Researchers (2005-2007), was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Fellowship in 2008 and was also awarded an Australian Award for University Teaching in 2000. More Effective Reasoning I: Better Claims Well-formed claims Well-founded claims 6.
He is currently Chairman of the Library Board of Western Australia, having served on the Board since 2003. More Effective Reasoning II: Better Links Effective use of dependent premises Relevance Strength of support 7. Deductive and inductive reasoning Categorical and propositional logic Five types of reasoning 8.
Bringing It All Together: Narrative and Structure Example text Casting and notes on each paragraph Capturing the essence of the text Overall narrative flow of the text Answers, Discussion, and Further Advice Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts Further Reading Guide to Important Skills *You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.
The text treats reasoning as an aspect of communication, not an Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing 2E is a practical step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis, critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations.
This book was one of the textbooks we were 'recommended' to buy for our Reasoning and Communication unit at university.
I wanted to add this to my goodreads becausea) I read the whole thing back to frontandb) I think some people would read it without having to as a way to expand on their critical thinking skills.SMART THINKING is a practical, step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis and critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations.With an accessible and straightforward style, this book is of great use for students at university and also final-year school who are looking to improve their analytical skills.This second edition treats reasoning as an aspect of communication, not an abstract exercise in logic.It not only provides detailed advice on how to practice better analytical skills, but also demonstrates their application to finding information and writing more coherently.Eligible products include; books, audio books, stationery, DVDs, calendars and diaries.If you are unable to provide your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number at the time of the transaction, you will be unable to earn Qantas Points.It combines an accessible and straightforward style, with a strong foundation of knowledge.This edition treats reasoning as an aspect of communication, not as an abstract exercise in logic.A member will not be able to earn Qantas Points on the following products; magazines, e Books, gift cards and postage.Points will be allocated within 7 days of the shipment date.