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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

Argumentation and Critical Thinking Tutorial

Rating: 4 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Micheal Pelt (Faculty), Sep 13, 2011
Comment:

Introducing the basic concepts of critical thinking to undergraduate students can be a trying experience. The level of abstract reasoning is sometimes presented in a way that actually hinders student learning. The organization of the concepts and materials in this tutorial should help students identify, learn, and use the tools of critical reasoning. The tutorial introduces basic concepts in an easily understandable language without invoking too many of the formal, technical terms in a way that will confuse students as to their meanings and usage.

There were a handful of misspellings that need to be cleaned up.

This site and tutorial would be a worthwhile addition to a course on critical thinking or an introduction to logic and reasoning.

Technical Remarks:

The site is easily navigable and provides an easy means for students to review materials at their convenience. Although the site is fairly simple, that is a positive aspect. The technology does not interfere with the learning process. The page that lists external sources was also fairly good, although there are some additional websites and pages that could be added. The list needs to be updated on a regular basis in order to stay current.

Time spent reviewing site: 15