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Anthem Critical Thinking and Writing Skills by
Publication Date: 2011-11-15
'Anthem Critical Thinking and Writing Skills: An Introductory Guide' helps readers in the process of critical thinking and persuasive speaking and writing. The concepts of critical thinking and evaluation are presented in a clear, easy-to-understand format. Students learn how to form a proposition, identify issues, gather evidence, and process an argument. Logic games, puzzles, and real life examples ask students to evaluate how we evaluate, analyze, and decide. Then a more formal look at induction and deduction challenges students to practice higher-level thinking skills, such as the use of analogies for evaluation, and working through syllogisms to process ideas. Instruction is included on processing a formal persuasive paper. Readers can have some literary logic fun by analyzing old standards like 'Love is a Fallacy' and the persuasive love poem 'The Passionate Shepherd'. Short chapters and clear practice exercises make the book easy to use as a basic or supplemental text.
Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research by
Publication Date: 2005-04-04
This report identifies steps that researchers, teachers, students, institutions, funding organizations, and disciplinary societies can take to more effectively conduct, facilitate, and evaluate interdisciplinary research programs and projects. Throughout the report key concepts are illustrated with case studies and results of the committee’s surveys of individual researchers and university provosts.
How to Pass the GMAT by
Publication Date: 2007-06-01
Beginning with a "warm up" for candidates whose knowledge of algebra, geometry, grammar and critical reasoning may be somewhat rusty, the book then expands to provide a rigorous rehearsal regime for the real test. In the pages which follow, you can test yourself with six full-length and highly realistic practice questions which will assess your capabilities in problem solving, data sufficiency, reading comprehension, sentence correction and more. Or, for the busy candidate short on time but still needing to practice, there are 20 different mini-tests. Brimming with more than 600 highly-focused practice questions, the book also provides you with full answers, explanations and assessment of scores.
How to Research by
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
How to Research reassures the first time researcher by leading them systematically through the whole research process; from the initial meetings with a supervisor to critically evaluating their ideas, doing the research and finally writing up the project. How to Research is an ideal resource for the first-time researcher doing a small-scale research project in the social sciences whether they are at university or in the workplace. It supports its readers as they develop their skills to become more experienced researchers.
Interdisciplinary Collaboration by
Publication Date: 2001-06-01
Interdisciplinary Collaboration is divided into three parts: *Part I sets the stage by providing three broad overviews of literature and theory on interdisciplinary research and education. *Part II examines varied forms of interdisciplinarity in situ rather than the more traditional macrolevel interview or survey approaches to studying group work. *Part III consists of noted cognitive scientists who reflect on their experiences and turn the analytical lenses of their own disciplines to the critical examination of cognitive science itself as a case study in interdisciplinary collaboration.
Interdisciplinary Research Journeys by
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
This book provides a practical guide for researchers and research managers who are seeking to develop interdisciplinary research strategies at a personal, institutional and multi-institutional level. The book draws on examples from across the social and natural sciences but also offers valuable lessons for other combinations of more proximate disciplines.
Professional Writing Skills: A Write It Well Guide by
Publication Date: 2010-02-23
Professional Writing Skills: A Write It Well Guide, provides a step-by-step process for planning business letters, memos, e-mail, and other business documents. Learn how to position your message from the reader’s point of view, write persuasively, include the right information, and organize the information logically. Expanded sections on language, punctuation, and grammar offer busy professionals the tools they need to get their message across clearly, concisely, and professionally.
The Research Project: How to Write It by
Publication Date: 2000-06-22
The author sets out in clear and concise terms the student's main tasks, in the order in which they will be encountered, covering: *choosing a topic *using the library *taking notes *shaping and composing the project *writing cross-references and bibliography. An important new chapter on the internet takes into account the increasing changes in the way research can be carried out today. An example of a well-researched, clearly written paper with notes and bibliography is included for reference, and common pitfalls outlined.
The Creative Guide to Research by
Publication Date: 2000-07-01
This guide is for anyone who needs information in a hurry. It combines both the Internet and traditional sources, showing how to focus a project, the best places to research, how to follow a paper trail and other tips.
Writing Skills Pocketbook by
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
The Writing Skills Pocketbook describes a 3-phase approach to planning, preparing and polishing written communications for the modern business world. Central to the planning phase is a clear understanding of why you are writing and who you are writing for.