It?s not easy to develop tutorials in logic and critical thinking, and the author of this site (Jay VerLinden) acknowledges those difficulties in a ?Limitations? page. He explains that the site is not a ?substitute for a good text,? may not adequately correlate concepts that are tested with the concepts in a particular textbook, may present concepts by names that are different from those with which students are familiar, and that the tutorials are ?not meant to help you directly improve your higher order critical thinking and argumentative skills.?
Given the author?s stated limitations, the site contains a great deal of terminology review information that is readily accessible to students. Exposure to concepts or names beyond the scope of their coursework may be somewhat confusing, but it may also afford students an opportunity to make connections to a broader range of language used in argumentation.
The site is arranged simply and all pages have clear navigation links. Pages load quickly because they do not contain graphics. The ?Links to Other Resources? page provides a categorized list of linked resources, only one of which was a dead end. However, there were quite a few links to paranormal sites, and it wasn?t clear how these were expected to fit in with the others.