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Introduction
1Studying philosophy
What is philosophy?
What philosophers think about
Why study philosophy?
What does studying philosophy involve?
Summary
The reading list
How to read
Reading philosophically
What makes reading philosophy challenging?
3Taking notes
Why is note-taking important?
Recording what you have learned
Engaging with the material
Content – what should I write down?
Summarizing material
Evaluating material
Recording your sources
Method – how should I go about taking notes?
Use your own words
Use quotations carefully
Leave plenty of room on the page
Distinguish between different types of information
Find ways to relate different pieces of information
An example of effective note-taking
Tailoring your methods to your context
Making notes in lectures
Making notes from your reading
Making best use of your notes
Reviewing your notes
Comparing your notes
Storing your notes
4Discussion
The value of discussion
Active learning
Contested subjects
Roots of philosophy
Discussion seminars
Preparation
The discussion itself
Other forms of discussion
Presentations
Electronic discussion
5Writing philosophy
What to write
The essay question list
Preparing to write
How to write
What is philosophical writing?
Structuring the essay writing process
Planning your essay
How to avoid plagiarism
Writing your essay
Example essay questions
Example essay A
Example essay B
Example essay C
Example essay D
Example essay E
Assessment and feedback
The purpose of assessment
Why bother with feedback?
Sources of feedback
Understanding your feedback
Using your feedback
Library resources
Referencing
Internet resources
Support systems
Careers centres
Disability services
Philosophy societies
Subject associations
Some useful philosophical terms
Metaphysical terms
Epistemological terms
Semantic/logical terms
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Doing Philosophy a Practical Guide for Students

Doing Philosophy a Practical Guide for Students

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My philosophy professor distributed copies of his lectures which then we paraphrased on tests. Learned nothing except how not to teach...
My philosophy professor distributed copies of his lectures which then we paraphrased on tests. Learned nothing except how not to teach...

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