How to improve your critical thinking & reflective skills [electronic resource] / Kathleen McMillan & Jonathan Weyers.
Contributor(s): Weyers, Jonathan D. B [author].Material type: TextSeries: Smarter study skills.Harlow : Pearson, 2013Description: 1 online resource (278 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780273773320 (pbk.); 9780273773351 (ebook).Subject(s): Report writing | Dissertations, Academic | Critical thinking | Reflective learningOnline resources: Read full text online | Limited Access (1 user)
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Introduction -- 1. Key concepts and processes - how thinking, reflection and creativity involve important skills -- Key approaches to thinking -- 2. Critical thinking - how to develop a logical approach to analysis and problem-solving -- 3. Reflective thinking - how to evaluate your feelings in academic contexts -- 4. Creative thinking - how to generate innovative and original ideas -- Critical thinking in practice -- 5. Arriving at a viewpoint - how to sift fact and opinion to arrive at a position on a topic -- 6. Supporting and opposing an argument - how to express your point of view through discussion and debate -- 7. Interpreting and manipulating data - how to approach graphs, tables, formulae and basic statistics -- 8. Decision-making and work-planning - how to make choices, plan ahead and prioritise -- 9. Group effort and collaboration - how to enhance your contribution to teamwork -- Evaluating the ideas of others -- 10. Evaluating information sources - how to filter and select reliable material -- 11. Effective academic reading - how to read efficiently and with understanding -- 12. Note-making from texts - how to create effective notes for later reference -- 13. Plagiarism and copyright infringement - how to avoid being accused of 'stealing' the ideas and work of others -- 14. Citing and listing references - how to refer appropriately to the work of others -- Putting your thinking into words -- 15. Tackling a writing assignment - how to respond to the specified task -- 16. Academic writing style - how to adopt appropriate language conventions -- 17. General writing structures – how to select and shape your content appropriately -- 18. Writing about reflection - how to structure and report your thoughts -- 19. Editing and presenting your assignment - how to review your own work and follow academic conventions -- Forward thinking -- 20. Exploiting feedback - how to learn from what lecturers think of your work -- 21. Preparing for employment- how to transfer your thinking skills to a career