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  • Barnet, S., Bedau, H. & O'Hara, J. (2017). From critical thinking to argument: A portable guide (5th ed.). Macmillan Learning. (UL PE1431 .B367 2017)
  • Brookfield, S. D. (2012). Teaching for critical thinking: Tools and techniques to help students question their assumptions.San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (UL BF441 .B79155 2012) (Ebook available)
  • Chaffee, J., Carlson, S. (2015). Critical thinking, thoughtful writing: A rhetoric with readings (6th ed.). Cengage Learning. (UL PE1408 .C3955 2015)
  • Chatfield, T. (2018). Critical thinking: Your guide to effective argument, successful analysis & independent study (1st ed.). Sage. (UC B809.2 .C43 2018)
  • Connelly, M. (2015). The sundance reader (7th Ed.). Cengage Learning. (UL PE1417 .S87 2015)
  • Cottrell, S. (2011). Critical thinking skills: Developing effective analysis and argument. Palgrave Macmillan. (UL BF441.C68 2011)
  • Deane, M., & Borg, E. (2011). Critical thinking and analysis. Pearson Longman. (UL BF441 .D387 2011)
  • DiYanni, R. (2015). The Pearson guide to critical and creative thinking. Pearson. (UL BF441 .D59 2015)
  • Freeley A.J., & Steinberg D.L. (2014). Argumentation and debate: Critical thinking for reasoned decision making (13th ed.). Wadsworth Cengage Learning. (UL PN4181.F68 2014)
  • Jackson, D. & Newberry, P. (2012). Critical thinking: A user's manual. Wadsworth Cengage Learning. (UL BF441 .J33 2012)
  • Katz, L. (2018). Critical thinking and persuasive writing for postgraduates. Palgrave. (CC LB2395.35 .K37 2018)
  • Lau, J. Y. F. (2011). An introduction to critical thinking and creativity: Think more, think better. Wiley. (NA B809.2 .L38 2011) (Ebook available)
  • Mauk, J., & Metz, J. (2016). Inventing arguments (4th Ed.). Cengage Learning. (UC BC177 .M38 2016)
  • McMillan, K. & Weyers, J. (2013). How to improve your critical thinking & reflective skills. Pearson Education Limited. (UC BC177 .M42 2013)
  • Merrilee, H. S. (2013). Introduction to logic and critical thinking (6th ed.). Wadsworth. (UC BC71 .S25 2013)
  • Moore, B. N. & Parker, R. (2012). Critical thinking (10th ed.). McGraw-Hill. (CC General Education / UC General Education B105.T54 M66 2012)
  • Paul, R. & Elder, L. (2012). Critical thinking: Tools for taking charge of your learning and your life (3rd ed.). Pearson. (UC B809.2 .P38 2012)
  • Rainbolt, G. W. & Dwyer, S. L. (2012). Critical thinking: The art of argument. Wadsworth Cengage Learning. (UC BC177 .R324 2012)
  • Rosalinda, A. L. (2020) Critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment: A practical approach (7th ed.). Elsevier. (UL WY100.1 .A54 2020)
  • Rosenwasser, D, & Stephen, J. (2019). Writing analytically (8th ed.). Cengage. (UL PE1408 .R69 2019)
  • Rothman, D., & Warsi, J. (2017). Read think write: True integration through academic content. Pearson. (CC LB2395.3 .R6689 2017)
  • Rottenberg, A. T. & Winchell, D. H. (2018). Elements of argument: A text and reader (12th ed.). Bedford/St. Martin's. (UL PE1431 .R68 2018)
  • Ruggerio, V. R. (2015). Becoming a critical thinker (8th ed.). Cengage Learning. (UL BF455 .R829 2015)
  • Tittle, P. (2011). Critical thinking: An appeal to reason. Routledge. (UC BC177 .T536 2011) (Ebook available)
  • Wallace, M., & Wray, A. (2016). Critical reading and writing for postgraduates (3rd ed.). SAGE. (CC LB2395.3 .W35 2016)
  • Watson, J. C. & Arp, R. (2011). Critical thinking: An introduction to reasoning well. Continuum. (UC BC177 .A775 2011)


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