Critical Thinking Skills

Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113755052X

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 309

View: 565

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The Study Skills Handbook

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137289260

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 7936

THE ORIGINAL AND BEST – BY THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR If you are serious about succeeding with your studies, The Study Skills Handbook is for you! Stella Cottrell has helped hundreds of thousands of students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Recognising that we all have our own unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach allows you to find the key to unlock your potential and develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want. This fully revised fourth edition features: • Chapters on all the core study skills – including research, critical thinking, MA26 writing, revision, team work and more • E-learning coverage throughout • Illustrations and a strong visual design – acting as memory joggers, reinforcing learning and making the book more accessible, fun and engaging • Lots of new material including brand new chapters on student success and time management No matter whether you have just left school or MA26, whether you are a mature, part-time or international student, The Study Skills Handbook is your passport to success.
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The Exam Skills Handbook

Achieving Peak Performance

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013567

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 6113

Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.
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Skills for Success

Personal Development and Employability

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137426535

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 400

View: 3678

Each chapter encourages students to think reflectively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan a path to success. Rich in activities that develop valuable career skills, this revised and updated third edition has two new chapters on 'Taking charge of your life, learning and career' and 'What do employers really want?'.
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Teaching Study Skills and Supporting Learning

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333921241

Category: Education

Page: 356

View: 9218

Sets study skills teaching in context and outlines positive environments to enhance student skills. It addresses areas such as supportive infrastructures, induction, and supporting 'at risk' students. Topics include: interactive group skills, revision and exam strategies, writing, memory and critical analysis skills.
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Study Skills Connected

Using Technology to Support Your Studies

Author: Stella Cottrell,Neil Morris

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137019441

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 6049

Engaging, accessible and practical, this book helps students to get the most out of new technologies to enhance their learning practices, engage with their studies and improve their study skills. Covering a broad range of topics, it encourages a reflective perspective on e-learning resources.
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How to Write Better Essays

Author: Bryan Greetham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137293357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 8396

Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to... • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion ... and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts. For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.
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How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137299800

Category: Study Aids

Page: 176

View: 3439

A fundamental part of writing at university is using what you read in your work. Your lecturers may ask you to be critical, original and to put what you read into your own words. You will also be told not to plagiarise. What does all this actually mean? How can you use other people's work and still be original? How much of your essay should be about what you read? How do you make clear the difference between your own ideas and those that have come from your reading? What words and phrases should you use to introduce and comment on your sources? The fully updated and revised edition of this popular book answers these questions, and takes you through the complete process of using your reading in your writing. It also: • Uses real texts and examples of real student writing • Gives you nearly 300 key words to use when integrating sources into your work and practice in using them accurately • Looks at common mistakes students make to help you to improve your own correction skills and avoid making the same mistakes yourself How to Use your Reading in your Essays equips you with all the information, practice and confidence you need to use your reading effectively in your writing and to get the best marks possible for your work.
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Improve Your Grammar

The Essential Guide to Accurate Writing

Author: Mark Harrison,Vanessa Jakeman,Ken Paterson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113759165X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 168

View: 9277

This new edition of Improve Your Grammar covers all the areas where grammatical mistakes are typically made. Using realistic academic contexts, each unit explains the key grammar in a clear and lively way, and checks understanding with easy-to-use practice exercises that build the user's confidence.
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Dissertations and Project Reports

A Step by Step Guide

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137364270

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 5555

Faced with your dissertation or major project and need some help getting started? Thinking about how your final project will affect your overall grades? Then read on. Tapping into her tried and tested formula for learning, bestselling author of The Study Skills Handbook, Stella Cottrell, takes you step-by-step through the key stages of planning, developing, researching and writing up your dissertation or project report. Whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate, this guide: - Offers comprehensive coverage of the major components essential to producing strong dissertations and project reports - Gives unique emphasis to the importance of project management skills - Gets you involved through interactive activities, checklists and engaging student examples Most importantly, it offers the support you need at every stage and will help ensure that the creation of your academic masterpiece is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
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Smart Thinking

How to Think Conceptually, Design Solutions and Make Decisions

Author: Bryan Greetham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137502096

Category: Self-Help

Page: 328

View: 3571

We all have the ability to think conceptually and creatively, but for many of us this potential lies untapped. Smart Thinking will teach you how to generate your own original ideas, create new concepts, assess risk, solve problems and make balanced decisions. Above all, this book will show you how to truly think for yourself.
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Thinking Skills

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Author: John Butterworth,Geoff Thwaites

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107606306

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 351

View: 9705

Thinking Skills, second edition, is the only endorsed book offering complete coverage of the Cambridge International AS and A Level syllabus.
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Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

Author: Mal Leicester

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 144116149X

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 2917

Learning how to be critical and how to think for oneself are vital elements of becoming an independent learner. Critical thinking could be thought of as a tool box of skills which enables us to think more deeply, clearly and logically about our beliefs; providing a platform for making sound and valid decisions. Not only will this book help you to develop your students, but it will also further develop your own critical thinking. Each chapter contains an illustrative story to help apply the abstract ideas, such as rational thought and moral and ethical reflection, to concrete, everyday situations. There is also a complete children's story at the end of the book to help you introduce philosophy to children. This book explains the essential elements of critical thinking and why it is integral to the lifelong process of becoming educated.
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Success in Academic Writing

Author: Trevor Day

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1352002051

Category: Academic writing

Page: 228

View: 915

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The Student Phrase Book

Vocabulary for Writing at University

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137299797

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 8955

To write successfully at university you need to communicate your ideas clearly and effectively; imprecise or incorrect word use will lessen both the clarity and the credibility of your work. This book gives you an accessible 'way in' to words and phrases used in academic writing. It will help you to express your ideas, arguments and evaluations clearly and precisely, and to produce successful written work. The Student Phrase Book: • Presents over 1,000 mid- to advanced-level words and phrases common to writing across disciplines • Presents these words and phrases within the context of common writing functions and sentences so that you can see why and how they are used • Gives definitions and other important information for many of the words presented, concentrating on the words that most often cause problems • Explains the differences in meaning and use between commonly confused words • Shows you what other words surround the key word, so that you can use it with confidence • Is for anyone who is not totally familiar with writing at university, whatever their discipline or level of study
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Getting Critical

Author: Kate Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1137402520

Category:

Page: N.A

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Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32

Author: B.C.R. Fegan

Publisher: TaleBlade

ISBN: 0648101932

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3811

The magical Hotel of Hoo is a mysterious place with some very unusual occupants. As our guests explore the strange hotel, they are invited to experience everything it has to offer with just one warning… don’t ever look behind door 32. This imaginative picture book aims to take children beyond the first ten cardinal numbers, and introduces them to the patterns of counting in a fun and accessible way. With rooms to explore and unique objects to count, children will enjoy lingering on each page as they make their way closer to the forbidden door.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education

Author: M. Davies,R. Barnett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137378050

Category: Education

Page: 646

View: 6199

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education provides a single compendium on the nature, function, and applications of critical thinking. This book brings together the work of top researchers on critical thinking worldwide, covering questions of definition, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, research, policy, and application.
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Critical Thinking

Your Guide to Effective Argument, Successful Analysis and Independent Study

Author: Tom Chatfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526418770

Category: Study Aids

Page: 328

View: 8230

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. Do you need to demonstrate a good argument or find more evidence? Are mystified by your tutor's comment 'critical analysis needed'? What does it really mean to think well - and how do you learn to do it? Critical thinking is a set of techniques. You just need to learn them. So here’s your personal toolkit for demystifying critical engagement. I’ll show you how to sharpen your critical thinking by developing and practicing this set of skills, so you can… Spot an argument and get why reasoning matters Sniff out errors and evaluate evidence Understand and account for bias Become a savvy user of technology Develop clear, confident critical writing. Designed to work seamlessly with a power pack of digital resources and exercises, you'll find practical and effective tools to think and write critically in an information-saturated age. No matter whether you're launching on your first degree or arriving as an international or mature student, Critical Thinking gives you the skills, insights and confidence to succeed. In your critical thinking toolkit Watch the 10 commandments videos – life rules to change how you think Smart Study boxes share excellent tips to whip your work into shape BuzzFeed quizzes to test what (you think) you know Space to scribble! Journal your thoughts, questions, eureka moments as you go Chat more online with #TalkCriticalThinking SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
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