Step-by-step it explains how to improve your analytical and critical thinking skills, so important for tertiary and upper secondary students. The book builds sequentially, and as you go you should do the exercises in each chapter. They will enhance your knowledge and skills. At the end there is a glossary of key terms and concepts and further reading suggestions. From OUP.
A new look for one of our best-selling communication titlesSmart Thinking, second edition, is a practical, step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis, critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations. It combines an accessible and straightforward style, with a strong foundation of knowledge. This edition treats reasoning as an aspect of communication, not as an abstract exercise in logic. It not only provides detailed advice on how to practice better analytical skills, but also demonstrates how these skills can be used in research and writing. Smart Thinking emphasises how to develop arguments that are coherent and take account of their audience and context.