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What is smart thinking?
How do we study smart thinking?
Why do we need to 'think smart'?
Understanding language
Claims and reasoning
Linking: The Key Process in Reasoning
Links between claims
The analytical structure of reasoning
Learning more about the analytical structure
Special functions of premises
The link from premises to conclusion
More Effective Reasoning I: Better Claims
Well-founded claims
More Effective Reasoning II: Better Links
Relevance
Strength of support
What Kinds of Reasoning are There?
Deductive and inductive reasoning
Categorical and propositional logic
Five types of reasoning
Reasoning and analysis
Information understood by where we find it
Information as it relates to other information
Information classified by the topic under investigation
Information as it relates to how we are using it
Direct and indirect sources
Planning and Creating Your Reasoning
The key analytical questions
Using the analytical structure for planning
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Smart Thinking Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing 2nd Ed - Matthew Allen

Smart Thinking Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing 2nd Ed - Matthew Allen

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