Many standardized tests and career paths require the ability to reason thoroughly and efficiently. Newly revised and updated, Reasoning Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day provides tested techniques for developing this highly regarded ability. Written for an audience that encompasses everyone from students to full-time employees, Reasoning Skills Success shows you the specific techniques of thinking clearly and logically in an easy 20-step program. Each step takes just 20 minutes a day.
Included are: - Pretest and posttest to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses and show your progress - Hundreds of exercises in test format to help you acquire or refresh essential reasoning skills - Additional resources and tips for preparing for important standardized tests
CONTENTS How to Use This Book Pretest Lesson 1: Critical Thinking and Reasoning Skills Lesson 2: Problem-Solving Strategies Lesson 3: Thinking vs. Knowing Lesson 4: Who Makes the Claim? Lesson 5: Partial Claims and Half-Truths Lesson 6: What’s in a Word? Lesson 7: Working with Arguments Lesson 8: Evaluating Evidence Lesson 9: Recognizing a Good Argument Lesson 10: Putting It All Together Lesson 11: Logical Fallacies: Appeals to Emotion Lesson 12: Logical Fallacies: The Imposters Lesson 13: Logical Fallacies: Distracters and Distorters Lesson 14: Why Did It Happen? Lesson 15: Inductive Reasoning Lesson 16: Jumping to Conclusions Lesson 17: Inductive Reasoning Lesson 18: Numbers Never Lie Lesson 19: Problem Solving Revisited Lesson 20: Putting It All Together Posttest Appendix: How to Prepare for a Test