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Mayfield uses a skills-based approach, treating critical thinking as a skill. This approach involves reading texts, analyzing, exploring, synthesizing, and arguing about ideas. Accomplishing two purposes, this text teaches students to do college level writing and teaches critical thinking through writing...
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Marlys Mayfield was a pioneer in the teaching critical thinking together with writing; she began developing this book for her English composition students at the College of Alameda in 1983. At present she offers her services as a critical thinking teaching consultant.Review:
"I chose it because it presents critical thinking in an experiential way, offering students the opportunity to apply the critical thinking principles about which they are learning. I have continued to use the text because it's very effective, and the students report that they really learn the principles and skills, and they begin to apply them in their everyday activities, right away."
"This text uses writing as a means of thinking through a process. Other texts do not make this much use of this technique."
"One of the best features of Mayfield are the 'Building Arguments' sections. ...I also like the Chapter Quizzes and Study Questions and use them successfully in class and as parts of exams."
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Book Description Wadsworth Publishing, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110534203345