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Critical Thinking Concepts & Tools
Dr. Richard Paul
Dr. Linda Elder
The essence of critical thinking concepts and tools
distilled into a convenient 19 page pocket-size guide!

Author: Richard Paul and Linda Elder
Publisher: Foundation for Critical Thinking
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 20
Dimensions: 4" x 51/2"
ISBN: 0-944583-10-5

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Why A Critical Thinking Mini-Guide?

This miniature guide is designed for administrators, faculty and students. It consists in the essence of critical thinking concepts and tools distilled into pocket size. For faculty it provides a shared concept of critical thinking. For students it is a critical thinking supplement to any textbook for any course. Faculty can use it to design instruction, assignments, and tests in any subject. Students can use it to improve their learning in any content area.

Its generic skills apply to all subjects. For example, critical thinkers are clear as to the purpose at hand and the question at issue. They question information, conclusions, and points of view. They strive to be clear, accurate, precise, and relevant. They seek to think beneath the surface, to be logical, and fair. They apply these skills to their reading and writing as well as to their speaking and listening. They apply them in history, science, math, philosophy, and the arts; in professional and personal life.

When this guide is used as a supplement to the textbook in multiple courses, students begin to perceive the usefulness of critical thinking in every domain of learning. And if their instructors provide examples of the application of the subject to daily life, students begin to see that education is a tool for improving the quality of their lives.

If you are a student using this mini-guide, get in the habit of carrying it with you to every class. Consult it frequently in analyzing and synthesizing what you are learning. Aim for deep internalization of the principles you find in it---until using them becomes second nature.

If successful, this guide will serve faculty, students, and the educational program simultaneously.

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