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Using Argument Diagramming to Teach Critical Thinking in a First-Year Writing Course

  • Maralee Harrell
  • Danielle Wetzel

Abstract

The importance of teaching critical thinking skills at the college level cannot be overemphasized. Teaching a subcategory of these skills—argument analysis—we believe is especially important for first-year students with their college careers, as well as their lives, ahead of them. The struggle, however, is how to effectively teach argument analysis skills that will serve students in a broad range of disciplines.

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Critical Thinking Critical Thinking Skill Argument Analysis Script Collaboration Informal Logic 
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  • Danielle Wetzel

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