Problem Solving & Comprehension: Text Reconstruction Across the Curriculum Institute/Deliberate Thinking

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This popular book shows students how to increase their power to analyze problems and to comprehend what they read. First, it outlines and illustrates the method that good problem solvers use in attacking complex ideas. Then, it provides practice in applying these methods to a variety of comprehension and reasoning questions.

Books on the improvement of thinking processes have tended to be complicated and less than useful, but the authors of this renowned text emphasize a simple but effective approach. The "Whimbey Method" of teaching problem solving is now recognized as an invaluable means of teaching people to think. Problems are followed by their solutions, presented in easy-to-follow steps. This feature permits students to work without supervision, outside the classroom. As students work through the book they will see a steady improvement in their analytical thinking skills, and will develop confidence in their ability to solve problems--on tests; in academic courses; and in any occupations that involve analyzing, untangling, or comprehending knotty ideas.

By helping students to become better problem solvers, this book can assist students in achieving higher scores on tests commonly used for college and job selection, such as:
* Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
* Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
* ACT Work Keys
* Terra Nova
* Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
* Wonderlic Personnel Test
* United States Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery
* Civil Service Examination

New in the 6th edition: A totally new chapter--"Meeting Academic and Workplace Standards: How This Book Can Help"--describes changes in the educational system in the past 20 years and shows how the techniques taught in this book relate to the new educational standards and tests.

Changes throughout the book reflect current educational and social realities: the names of some characters have been changed to represent more accurately the cross-section of students attending today's schools; dates in some problems have been changed; in other problems the technology referred to has been updated.

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Problem Solving and Comprehension: Text Reconstruction Across the Curriculum Institute/Deliberate Thinking This text emphasizes a simple but effective approach on the improvement of thinking processes. Problems are followed by their solutions, and are presented in easy-to-follow steps. This edition covers two new topics: decoding complex instructions, and the uses of pair problem solving. Full description

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The authors of this simple text emphasize a simple but effective approach on the improvement of thinking processes. The "Whimbey method" of teaching problem solving is now recognized as a means of teaching people to think. Problems are followed by their solutions, presented in easy-to-follow steps - this feature permits students to work without supervision, outside the classroom. This edition covers two new topics: decoding complex instructions, and the uses of pair problem solving.

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