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Future of Thinking Jeff Mason

Future of Thinking

Jeff Mason

Published September 17th 1992
ISBN : 9780415073196
Paperback
144 pages
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 About the Book 

Learning to think is a complex activity made up of reading, writing, listening, speaking and remembering textual materials. The aim of this book is to adapt rhetorical exercises such as paraphrase, precis, summary and transcription to give students aMoreLearning to think is a complex activity made up of reading, writing, listening, speaking and remembering textual materials. The aim of this book is to adapt rhetorical exercises such as paraphrase, precis, summary and transcription to give students a versatile range of strategies for making sense of texts, and to encourage the rapid development of practical, critical skills in a wide range of humanities students. In this approach, short written and spoken exercises are given as much weight as the formal essay and the emphasis is always on the understanding and analysis, rather than the regurgitation, of information. The authors have been successfully using this method of teaching for some time, and the book includes examples of exercises which they have used, with the results, and feedback from their students.