Chapter 1 _ Analytical Thinking

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Chapter 1 > Analytical Thinking Analytical Thinking It is especially important to develop analytical thinking and evaluation skills when confronting issues, events and personalities in the political world. Basic tools for analytical thinking can be learned and practiced by applying them to materials in your text. Read the speech given by George W. Bush at the end of Chapter One. Note down and list the major points made in each paragraph of the address. Summarize the main point the author is making in the speech. Then, ask yourself the following questions about the speech: 1. Can you discern a particular point of view or value that the author of the speech wants to convey? 2. What evidence, data or arguments does the author present to either illustrate the thesis of the speech or support the important points made in the speech? 3. What was the most convincing part of the speech for you? Least convincing? 4. Are the arguments (or points) in the speech presented logically? Do they make
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