Critical Thinking, 3rd edition ($50 for students) is a webtext for introductory-level courses helping students develop a set of tools for thinking in more productive, rational, and creative ways. This webtext challenges students to consider writing skills as necessary components of all professions from mechanics and chefs to architects and police officers through Soomo original videos and interviews.
The anthology-style text integrates content from top names in contemporary discourse and pairs their works with thought-provoking assessment questions, polls, and discussions to challenge students to evaluate content in meaningful ways. Response boards require students to post their own opinions, reasoning, or debate points prior to viewing the rest of the class’s comments.
Soomo original videos illustrate the importance of critical thinking in the workplace through interviews with various trade professionals on the job. Other video content includes campaign ads, animated lectures, opinion pieces, and common TV commercials, all of which help students to understand and apply fundamental concepts in critical thinking.