Learn the Tools the Best Thinkers Use - Concise Edition

Authors: Richard W. Paul & Linda Elder
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Copyright: 2005
ISBN: 978-1-5381-3950-9
Pages: 324 - Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Binding: Soft Cover

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Like its parent text, Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning and Your Life, Second Edition, this book focuses on an integrated, universal concept of critical thinking that is both substantive and practical; it provides reader with the basic intellectual skills they need to think through content in any class, subject, discipline, and through any problems or issues they face.


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Learn the Tools the Best Thinkers Use - Concise Edition

Content highlights include:

  • Think for Yourself activities
  • Discovering the parts of thinking and the standards for thinking
  • Learning to formulate clear and substantive questions
  • Making the design of a course work for you
  • Close reading and substantive writing
  • Becoming a fair-minded thinker



This book is well-written, lucid and contains abundant examples and applications that not only enliven the subject matter but present relevant contexts for building understanding and advanced critical thinking. In addition, it is faithful to the complexity and work required to improve one's thinking. It does not soft-pedal the challenge but actually throws down the gauntlet to the worthy reader to pick it up.
Stephen J. Knopp, Ohio University

This concise version is a comprehensive and robust textbook Many Critical Thinking books cover thinking from a narrow angle, but Paul and Elder offer a model of critical thinking that can be applied not only to academic disciplines but also to life in general.
Connie Wolfe, Surry Community College