The Miniature Guide to Critical
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RichardMaster subtitle& Linda Elder
Critical Thinking Defined:
The art of analyzing and evaluating
thinking with a view to improving it. (p.
Checklist for writing a good academic paper:
1. Avoid using any contractions (e.g., cant, wont or weve).
2. Do not use bullets or numbering excessively (as a crutch).
3. Only use direct quotes when illustrating a very important point.
4. Long sentences (i
WRITING TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PAPER*
Common Grammatical Errors
Noun-verb mismatch, also known as subject verb agreement
"A herd (singular) of horses are (plural) better than a flock of sheep."
Here, the writer has incorrectly linked the verb to the des