Thinking Critically


Thinking Critically (series).  San Diego: Reference Point Press, 2015.  80 p.  $30.00 ea.  Gr. 9-12.

Allen, John. Thinking Critically: Legalizing Marijuana. 978-1-60152-782-0.

Nakaya, Andrea C. Thinking Critically: Biomedical Ethics. 978-1-60152-674-8.

Nakaya, Andrea C. Thinking Critically: Climate Change. 978-1-60152-732-5.

Nakaya, Andrea C. Thinking Critically: Euthanasia. 978-1-60152-680-9.

Mooney, Carla. Thinking Critically: Distracted Driving. 978-1-60152-780-6.

Wilcox, Christine. Thinking Critically: Online Privacy. 978-1-60152-734-9.

Focusing on issues that are highly controversial, the books in this series break down the arguments in a way that is accessible for any researcher.  Each title begins with an overview of the topic and then focuses on controversies surrounding the topic.  For each controversy, both pro and con arguments are presented.  Quotes, graphs, charts, facts, and statistics representing both sides of the issue are distributed throughout the books, giving researchers all the data they need to make an informed decision.  Each title ends with contact information for related organizations and websites, as well as a list of additional sources for further research.

100s; 300s; Controversial Issues       Julie Ritter, Montoursville Area High School

These books are wonderful sources for students who need to write pro-con research papers, as well as for students who are involved in debates.  The impartial way in which the books present issues will enable readers to fully understand the issues before developing a thesis or voicing an opinion.  The way the books clearly split up pro-con arguments make them easy to understand and easily accessible for any reader.

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