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Taught from this in critical thinking about social issues course and it worked well as concise with many examples. Asking the right Questions was a great book for two reasons First, it provides several relevant examples Second, the book is concise and only presents essential information I compare it to Strunk and White s Elements of Style, the classic grammar reference for avoiding needless fluff or pointless anecdotes It s about 180 pages and provides a great companion book for Paul Elder s Critical Thinking tools for taking charge of your professional and personal life The following is a quic Asking the right Questions was a great book for two reasons First, it provides several relevant examples Second, the book is concise and only presents essential information I compare it to Strunk and White s Elements of Style, the classic grammar reference for avoiding needless fluff or pointless anecdotes It s about 180 pages and provides a great companion book for Paul Elder s Critical Thinking tools for taking charge of your professional and personal life The following is a quick list of topics contained in the book 1 Importance of Critical Thinking2 Separation of issues from conclusions3 Identification of ambiguous arguments4 Identification of assumptions 5 Understanding rational fallacies6 Evaluation of evidence7 Looking for rival causes alternative hypotheses 8 Evaluation of dataI recommend this book for anyone that wants to improve their ability to think through complex task, research efforts or, the upcoming presidential race In a world full of sound bites and rapid fire media blitzing it s hard to take the time to think through relevant issues A book like this provides tools we can use to determine what arguments are worth listening too then weight its validity I plan to practice what was taught in this book It will help me identify my own biases and preconceived notions and I can use this as a guideline for evaluating my co workers publications This book will stay on my desk as a constant reference Its cover well worn its contents tabbed and heavily annotated right next to Elements of Style This is pretty good If you want to know how to think I know How to think That s stupid, but reallythen this is a good one Used this several times It s a pretty easy read and helps you think critically, logically, to avoid fallaciesall the good critical thinking stuff If you don t know about this stuff and never took the course in high school, it s not only going to help you analyze stories better but thinksuccessfully in work, school, community andEssential stu This is pretty good If you want to know how to think I know How to think That s stupid, but reallythen this is a good one Used this several times It s a pretty easy read and helps you think critically, logically, to avoid fallaciesall the good critical thinking stuff If you don t know about this stuff and never took the course in high school, it s not only going to help you analyze stories better but thinksuccessfully in work, school, community andEssential stuff Oooh, this book has me planning and scheming for next school year I can t wait to implement the ideas and questions proffered by this text I d really love to read the 12th edition, as it has an updated chapter on biases, stereotypes, and learning to question those in power Resistance through critical thinking Yes ( DOWNLOAD E-PUB ) ☣ Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking with NEW MyCompLab -- Access Card Package (10th Edition) ♸ Asking the Right Questions finalword quote Your best strategy is to present yourself as someone, who like the person who made the argument in the first place is stumbling around, but always watchful for better conclusions Openness is a central value of a critical thinker, and you show that openness by your eagerness to listen and discover Whoever finds the better conclusion first is not relevant what is important is the search for better conclusions If you give signals to those trying to persuade you that you are thei finalword quote Your best strategy is to present yourself as someone, who like the person who made the argument in the first place is stumbling around, but always watchful for better conclusions Openness is a central value of a critical thinker, and you show that openness by your eagerness to listen and discover Whoever finds the better conclusion first is not relevant what is important is the search for better conclusions If you give signals to those trying to persuade you that you are their partner in a discovery process intended to enrich you both, they may see your critical questions as a tool that is indispensable to both of you It s not about what you know, but rather how you ask your questions, process it and give critics right back. Asking the Right Questions provides readers with a solid walk through of how to critically analyze a formal or informal piece of argumentative writing It clearly lists the steps one needs to take to understand and evaluate an argument, which it thinks of as a sponge and filter approach First, readers must absorb the information presented by doing any of the following summarizing, finding the thesis and reasons for support, rooting out any ambiguity, and finding the writer s underlying assum Asking the Right Questions provides readers with a solid walk through of how to critically analyze a formal or informal piece of argumentative writing It clearly lists the steps one needs to take to understand and evaluate an argument, which it thinks of as a sponge and filter approach First, readers must absorb the information presented by doing any of the following summarizing, finding the thesis and reasons for support, rooting out any ambiguity, and finding the writer s underlying assumptions Then, readers must assess the reasoning structure by inquiring how accurate the data are, finding reasons that don t lead to the conclusion, pointing out the conflation of causation and correlation, and adding any omissions the writer might have made.To explain this process, the authors use numerous examples of arguments many short but some long to help readers develop the skills necessary to ask and answer the questions raised by each step in the evaluative process And, while the authors slow and deliberate steps for assessing arguments don t necessarily provide any ground breaking information, they still function in such a clear and concise way that they should be accessible to anyone The fact that some of the arguments are a bit outdated is almost irrelevant since the focus is on the reasoning structureso than the actual information presented Note I read the second edition, so the arguments may have been updated since then While the book has many positives, the chapter that impressed me the most was the one on value assumptions This may be in part because I have a fascination with people s values, but I also believe that the authors did a particularly good job explaining how value assumptions inform people s views and how those assumptions can be unearthed by looking carefully at the argument They also stressed how while an important value may direct someone s position and downplay other values, that doesn t mean those other values have been completely set aside They can still be important and have a serious impact on a different topic.So, value assumptions and all, this is a book that holds up well and explains fairly in depth skills in an easy to understand way This is something of a freshman college level textbook guide for critical thinking Some good information, but pretty basic and not a compelling presentation The book struggles with offering a clear, powerful structure or systematic approach, and instead offered suggestions and tips on things to bear in mind. Very accessible but somewhat simplistic view of Critical Thinking Mostly practical with little discussion of the theoretical interdisciplinary approach to foster critical thinking Ideas of the sponge and panning for gold provide good analogies of how to learn with a critical eye.