Studying Philosophy, 2nd edition

Studying Philosophy

ISBN-13:  9780131839427

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Overview

Brief and to-the-point, this informal book was created to help learners succeed—and excel—in the (Philosophy) classroom and on paper. KEY TOPICS It contains concise explanations of basic grammar and punctuation rules, guidelines for writing papers, advice about classroom participation, tips for reading philosophy, suggestions on how to improve study habits, and an introduction to informal and formal logic. MARKET: For individuals who want to get as much as possible from their lives inside and out of the classroom during their college years.

Table of contents

I. GETTING THE MOST OUT OF COLLEGE.

 1. The Value of an Education.

 2. Philosophy as a Subject of Study.

 3. How to Succeed in the Classroom.

 4. The Care and Feeding of Professors.

 5. The Tools of the Trade: Logic and Critical Thinking.

 6. How to Read Philosophy (and Understand What You are Reading).

 7. How to Do Well on Exams.

 8. How to Write a Good Philosophy Paper.

II. THE RULES OF THE ROAD.

 9. Cheating and Academic Honesty.

10. Language Use.

11. Grammar.

12. Punctuation.

Appendix I. Additional Resources.

Appendix II. Answers for Chapter 5. Logic and Critical Thinking.

Index.

Published by Pearson (July 29th 2003) - Copyright © 2004