This leading guide to critical thinking helps students develop reflective thinking skills, improve their critical analysis and construct arguments more effectively. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations along with plenty of examples and activities will help to develop understanding at each stage. The new edition features a new section on argument mapping techniques, which help to visualize the structures of an argument. It also contains new and updated examples that link to current affairs, showing the importance of critical thinking as a lifelong skill.

Use this book to:

  • Critically assess other people’s arguments
  • Recognise flawed reasoning
  • Evaluate the material used to support arguments
  • Apply critical thinking when reading, writing and making notes
  • Write excellent essays and reports

This companion site hosts a number of learning resources and teaching resources to accompany the book.