ERIC Number: EJ539512
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Analytical Literacy: Making Scholars Out of Students.
Torres, Evelyn M.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v6 n2 p17-29 1995
An approach to developing college students' critical thinking skills, designed for freshman composition students but adaptable for other disciplines, is outlined. Components include: establishing bounds of analysis; using bibliography to foster scholarship; capitalizing on emotional response; learning the genre to be analyzed by writing in it; finding the thesis through language; and involving students in reciprocal and communal evaluation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Instruction, Course Descriptions, Critical Thinking, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Emotional Response, Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Humanities, Intellectual Development, Language Role, Literary Criticism, Literary Genres, Literature Appreciation, Scholarship, Skill Development, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A