Nearly every first-year college student discovers that college courses are more academically challenging than they expected, and certainly harder than classes in high school. Professors expect students not just to absorb material, but to analyze and synthesize it, to consider multiple perspectives, to evaluate conflicting evidence, and then to apply what they’ve learned in new contexts.
Thinking Critically in College explains how to do all this and more.
In this groundbreaking book former Dean of Academic Advising and Associate Vice Provost at Stanford University Louis E. Newman draws on his extensive experience working with students with a wide range of interests and varying levels of academic preparation. Written in a personal, engaging style, Thinking Critically in College is an indispensable guide to college success for students from all academic backgrounds.
Grounded in decades of experience, built around real-life examples of college assignments, informed by the latest research into learning, and shaped by student experiences in the classroom, Thinking Critically in College is an invaluable resource, not only for those in college or headed there, but for everyone who needs a refresher on thinking clearly.