Become an effective critical thinker in just 20 minutes a day! At work, at school, and at home, critical thinking skills are essential for success. Learning to think critically will improve your decision-making and problem-solving skills, giving you the tools you need to tackle the tough decisions and choices you face.
- Learn about the standardized exams that test your critical thinking skills - You’re taking a standardized test, and you don’t know the correct answer to a multiple-choice question? Learn the logical reasoning and deductive skills you need to eliminate wrong answers and improve your chances of choosing the right answer!
AT WORK - Solve problems intelligently by utilizing good troubleshooting techniques - Be informed when making big decisions by learning how to find the right resources
AT HOME - Make sound judgment calls on the many decisions you face each day - Learn quickly with practical everyday examples
Introduction: How to Use this Book Pretest Lesson 1: Recognizing a Problem Lesson 2: Defining a Problem Lesson 3: Focused Observation Lesson 4: Brainstorming with Graphic Organizers Lesson 5: Setting Goals Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Lesson 7: Finding Resources Lesson 8: Evaluating Facts Lesson 9: Persuasion Techniques Lesson 10: Misusing Information: The Numbers Game Lesson 11: Checking Your Emotions Lesson 12: Deductive Reasoning Lesson 13: Misusing Deductive Reasoning: Logical Fallacies Lesson 14: Inductive Reasoning Lesson 15: Misusing Inductive Reasoning: Logical Fallacies Lesson 16: Distracting Techniques Lesson 17: Judgment Calls Lesson 18: Explanation or Argument? Lesson 19: Critical Thinking for Exams Lesson 20: Putting It All Together Posttest Glossary