Reasoning Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day

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Unformatted text preview: REASONING SKILLS SUCCESS IN 20 MINUTES A DAY OTHER TITLES OF INTEREST FROM LEARNINGEXPRESS Biology Success in 20 Minutes a Day Chemistry Success in 20 Minutes a Day Earth Science Success in 20 Minutes a Day Grammar Success in 20 Minutes a Day, 2nd Edition Physics Success in 20 Minutes a Day Practical Math Success in 20 Minutes a Day, 4th Edition Statistics Success in 20 Minutes a Day Trigonometry Success in 20 Minutes Vocabulary and Spelling Success in 20 Minutes a Day, 5th Edition Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day, 4th Edition N E W Y O R K REASONING SKILLS SUCCESS IN 20 MINUTES A DAY 3rd Edition ® Copyright © 2010 LearningExpress, LLC. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by LearningExpress, LLC, New York. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Reasoning skills success in 20 minutes a day.—3rd ed. p. cm. ISBN 978-1-57685-726-7 1. Reasoning (Psychology) I. LearningExpress (Oranization) II Title: Reasoning skills success in twenty minutes a day. BF442.R44 2010 153.4'3—dc22 2009030907 Printed in the United States of America 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 First Edition ISBN-13 978-1-57685-720-5 For more information or to place an order, contact LearningExpress at: 2 Rector Street 26th Floor New York, NY 10006 Or visit us at: www.learnatest.com CONTRIBUTORS ix HOW TO USE THIS BOOK xi PRETEST 1 LESSON 1 CRITICAL THINKING AND REASONING SKILLS 15 What Are Critical Thinking and Reasoning Skills? Definition: The Difference between Reason and Emotion Justifying Your Decision Why Critical Thinking and Reasoning Skills Are Important In Short LESSON 2 PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES 21 Definition: What Is a Problem? Identifying the Problem Breaking the Problem into Its Parts Prioritizing Issues Relevance of Issues In Short LESSON 3 THINKING VS. KNOWING 27 Definition: Fact vs. Opinion Why the Difference between Fact and Opinion Is Important Tentative Truths Fact vs. Opinion in Critical Reasoning In Short Contents v vi – CONTENTS – LESSON 4 WHO MAKES THE CLAIM? 33 Definition: What is Credibility? How to Determine Credibility Recognizing Bias Special Case: Eyeswitness Credibility In Short LESSON 5 PARTIAL CLAIMS AND HALF-TRUTHS 41 The Trouble with Incomplete Claims Test and Studies Averages In Short LESSON 6 WHAT’S IN A WORD? 47 Euphemisms and Dysphemisms Biased Questions In Short LESSON 7 WORKING WITH ARGUMENTS 53 Inductive Reasoning Deductive Reasoning Indentifying the Overall Conclusion In Short LESSON 8 EVALUATING EVIDENCE 61 Types of Evidence Is the Evidence Credible? Is the Evidence Reasonable? In Short LESSON 9 RECOGNIZING A GOOD ARGUMENT 67 Clear and Complete Free of Excessive Subtle Persuasion Credible and Reasonable Premises Sufficient and Substantive Premises Considering the Other Side In Short LESSON 10 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER 73 Lesson 1: Critical Thinking and Reasoning Skills Lesson 2: Problem-Solving Strategies Lesson 3: Thinking vs. Knowing Lesson 4: Who Makes the Claim?...
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