Thinking for Yourself, 9th Edition
- Marlys Mayfield
- ISBN-10: 1133311180
- ISBN-13: 9781133311188
- 400 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
- COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
Mayfield's THINKING FOR YOURSELF fully integrates critical thinking with composition and reading. Rather than teaching from the "outside in" of rules and imitation, the text offers students an "inside out" approach for improving their own thinking, perceiving, writing, and awareness skills. With each chapter building upon previously developed skills, students learn how to write more detailed description as they learn to observe better; to write reports where they can separate facts from inferences, opinions, and assumptions; and finally to write an argumentative research paper grounded in step-by-step skill development in reasoning and critical analysis. Its hallmark features include interesting readings, cartoons, multiple options for application and testing, and a lively explanation of critical thinking concepts and standards. In 2016, THINKING FOR YOURSELF won the Textbook & Academic Authors Association’s McGuffey Longevity Award for demonstrated excellence over 15 years.
"I have, many times, described it to colleagues as the best in its field and chock-full of excellent instruction for students in many areas."
— Maureen Girard, Monterey Peninsula College
PART I: BASICS OF CRITICAL THINKING.
1. Observation Skills: What's Out There?
2. Word Precision: How Do I Describe It?
3. Facts: What's Real?
4. Inferences: What Follows?
PART II: PROBLEMS OF CRITICAL THINKING.
5. Assumptions: What's Taken for Granted?
6. Opinions: What's Believed?
7. Viewpoints: What's the Filter?
PART III: FORMS AND STANDARDS OF CRITICAL THINKING.
8. Argument: What's a Good Argument?
9. Fallacies: What's a Faulty Argument?
10.Inductive Reasoning: How Do I Reason from Evidence?
11.Inductive Fallacies: How Can Inductive Reasoning Go Wrong?
12.Deductive Reasoning: How Do I Reason from Premises?
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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