Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking is a computer-assisted introduction to logic, both formal and informal.
Perfect for online courses.
Critical Thinking includes:
- Critical Thinking [etext]
- Critical Thinking Software [practice and exam modes]
- Self-Defense: A Student Guide to Writing Position Papers [etext]
NEW VERSION 3.2
LOADED WITH GREAT NEW FEATURES AT THE SAME LOW PRICE:
-- Highlight and post notes in the etexts
-- Instant Drag and Drop Installation for both PCs and Macs
-- Additional exercises in the CT Software, now totaling over 4000!
-- Email capabilities for practice and exam scores
-- Over a dozen in-class exercise worksheets for homework or discussion
-- Mock Position Paper exercises
-- Excel Progress Log to record due dates and exam scores
The Critical Thinking etext, CT Software, and the Self-Defense writing guide etext are all included on a single CD, in dual-platform format for Windows and Macs. Texts are also available in paperback.
Critical Thinking CD
Critical Thinking CD with texts also in paperback
Self-Defense: A Student Guide to Writing Position Papers
[when purchased separately]
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The Critical Thinking Lab
24847 County 17
Winona, MN 55987
What's covered in CT?
- Argument identification
- Anatomy of an argument
- Cogency conditions
- Use and abuse of definitions
- Use and abuse of language
- Informal fallacies
- Categorical logic
--- Immediate inference
--- Venn Diagram test for validity
- Propositional logic
--- Truth tables
--- Short truth table test for validity
--- Argument forms identification
- How to critically assess and write a position paper
What's special about the CT Software?
- Real life exercises
- Easy to use
- Over 4,000 exercises
- Attractive interface
- Immediate feedback for students
- No grading for instructors
- For Windows and Mac
- No need to be online
- Email capabilities
How can I use the CT Software?
- Self-paced practice exercises
- Homework assignments
- Proof of competencies
- Practice exams
- Unit exams
- Cumulative final exams
- CT is completely scalable
What teaching/learning style can I use with the CT Software?
- Traditional classroom format
- Computer-assisted homework
- Computer-assisted exams
- Completely computer-assisted courses
- Work to competency
- Independent study
- Distance learning
What's special about the CT etexts?
- Conversational style
- Lots of humor
- Students enjoy its informality
- Lots of examples
- Hands-on directions
- No need to be online
- No extra reader to purchase
- Able to highlight and insert notes
- They're fun
What do reviewers say about CT?
"Critical Thinking is the best intro to logic software around. I think the exercises are wonderful...so good, so deep,...and the course as a whole looks great." -- Patrick Grim, The Group for Logic & Formal Semantics, SUNY at Stony Brook
"The materials are superb--you deserve five stars for both the texts and the CD." -- Jefferson White, University of Maine
"Kevin Possin (Winona State University) has developed a program for students in critical thinking courses with an aim of giving them as much assisted practice as they need to master informal logic skills.... Having sampled the program, I say that this project should be...put into the hands of as many...undergraduate students as possible. Developing and maintaining critical thinking skills is essential to our national health. Dr. Possin has produced a means to that end." -- Jon Dorbolo (Ed.), APA Newsletter: Philosophy and Computers, Fall 2003, Vol. 03, #1
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