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Think Critically

Think Critically

  • Tom Chatfield - Independent Author, Tom Chatfield is an author, tech philosopher and broadcaster
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October 2019 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Critical thinking is an essential 21st century skill. Think Critically gives you simple, direct guidance on how to effectively assess and critique the world around you. 

  • Understand the nature of assumptions and claims
  • Grasp the notion of valid and invalid arguments and evidence
  • Gain practical skills and confidence in reading, writing and doing research.

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What’s so special about thinking critically?
How can I make time for all this thinking?
What do people mean when they talk about reasoning?
What does a good argument look like?
What does a good explanation do?
What about bad arguments and explanations?
Isn’t everyone biased?
How can I spot bias and misinformation?
How can I handle information overload?
What do I do next?


A Super Quick Skills Video
Watch our Super Quick introduction to critical thinking with author Tom Chatfield. 
Critical Thinking Talk
Watch the video recording of the How to Think for Yourself talk, hosted by JS Group and featuring SAGE Study Skills authors Tom Chatfield and Alex Baratta, for some top tips on how to spot misinformation and engage critically with the world.

Tom Chatfield

Dr Tom Chatfield is a British author, independent scholar and philosopher of technology. His textbooks for SAGE publishing include Critical Thinking, How To Think and Think Critically. He’s also the author of half a dozen non-fiction books exploring digital culture, published in over thirty territories and languages; of an award-winning thriller, This Is Gomorrah (Hodder); and of books and educational resources for audiences ranging from K12 to graduate and business schools. Tom took his doctorate at St John’s College, Oxford, and is a former Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute, guest faculty member at the Said Business School, and... More About Author