Thinking Critically in College: The Essential Handbook for Student Success (Paperback)
Finally, a college prep book that actually prepares students for college Almost
all first-year college students discover that college courses are more
academically challenging than they expected, and certainly harder than
classes in high school. Professors expect students not just to absorb
material, but to analyze and synthesize it, consider multiple
perspectives, evaluate conflicting evidence, and then apply what they've learned in new contexts. Thinking Critically in College explains how to do all this and more.
Louis E. Newman draws on decades of experience as a professor at
Carleton College and Dean of Academic Advising and Associate Vice
Provost for Undergraduate Education at Stanford, offering the guidance
you need to succeed both in college and in life post-graduation. Unique
among college prep books, Thinking Critically in College builds
on the latest research in learning, spells out the key critical thinking
skills you need, shows you how to tackle actual college assignments,
and provides exercises throughout to reinforce the lessons.
Written in a personal, engaging style, Thinking Critically in College
explains how to do the work your professors will require--exactly the
preparation you need, no matter what your academic background.
Practical, accessible, comprehensive, and interactive, Thinking Critically in College
is the definitive guide, not only for those in college or headed there,
but for everyone who needs a refresher on thinking clearly.