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Published: 01 August 2020

352 Pages

7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190063405

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Applying Critical Thinking to Modern Media

Effective Reasoning about Claims in the New Media Landscape

Author Lewis Vaughn

  • Actively engages students with this vitally important area, preparing them to be independent and intelligent consumers of information that they encounter in their daily lives
  • Discusses numerous compelling topics including fake news, filter bubbles, partisan extremism, biased and unreliable sources, post-truth nonsense, pseudoscience, science illiteracy, conspiracy theories, political bias, targeted advertising, propaganda, and more
  • Incorporates numerous exercises, including review questions, exercises for applying critical thinking skills, writing assignments and prompts, and self-assessment quizzes
  • Shows students how to identify, formulate, and assess deductive and inductive arguments

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