Critical Thinking Web Pages

 

CRITICAL THINKING

 

Foundation for Critical Thinking. (2005). The Critical Thinking Community. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://criticalthinking.org/

Items of interest include critical thinking resources, professional development and forums.

 

Longview Community College. (2004). Critical Thinking Definitions. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://www.kcmetro.cc.mo.us/longview/ctac/definitions.htm

Variety of definitions of critical thinking, as represented in the literature.

 

Longview Community College. (2004). Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum Project. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://www.kcmetro.cc.mo.us/longview/ctac/index.htm

Provides links to projects, definitions, core concepts, PowerPoint presentations and activities.

 

Think-L. (1998). Think-L Discussion List. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from

http://www.umsl.edu/~klein/Subscribe.html

Information on subscribing to the Think-L critical thinking discussion list.

 

Van Gelder, T. (2005). Critical Thinking on the Web. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from

http://www.austhink.org/critical/

Extensive webliography of critical thinking web sites, categories and articles of interest.

 

 

WRITING

 

Blalock, G., & Nagelhout, E. (1997). LALAC: Language and Learning across the Curriculum. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://www.sfasu.edu/lalac

Housed at Stephen F. Austin University and originally established as a project of the National Council of Teachers of English, the site does not seem to have been updated for several years. However, it provides an extensive bibliography of resources on its topic in about 20 academic areas.

 

Christopher Newport University. (n.d.). CNU Writing Across the Curriculum. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://writingcenter.cnu.edu/wac/index.html

An initiative of the Christopher Newport University Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, this website contains information for various disciplines, activities, and an extensive list of full-text articles.

 

NCTE Committee on Language and Learning Across the Curriculum. (1997). LALAC Bibliography. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://www.sfasu.edu/lalac/bibliog.html

Extensive bibliography containing over 300 entries for writing across the curriculum.

 

Sands, P. (nd). Writing Across the Curriculum Bibliographies. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://www.uwm.edu/letsci/edison/wn.html

 This site offers a bibliography of bibliographies, each in a separate academic area, with resources on making courses more writing intensive. The materials are available in multiple formats. Disciplines covered include art history, biology, chemistry, communication, economics, history, mathematics, philosophy, physics, psychology, and sociology. The site was last updated in 2000 but seems to provide an extensive list of resources from the 1980s and 1990s.

 

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. (2000). Writing Across the Curriculum Resources. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://www.uwm.edu/letsci/edison/wn.html

Annotated bibliography of writing across the disciplines.

 

WAC Clearinghouse. (2005). Welcome to the WAC Clearinghouse. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://wac.colostate.edu/index.cfm

Designed for those who use writing in their coursework, the WAC Clearinghouse provides links to bibliographies, research, conferences, and teaching exchange of ideas. This site also includes information on faculty development, program development, and curricular planning in specific areas.

 

The WAC Clearinghouse also sponsors several online journals related to WAC.

Academic Writing: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Communication Across the Curriculum

http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/archives.cfm?showatdarchives=aw

Language and Learning across the Disciplines http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/archives.cfm?showatdarchives=llad

Across the Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Learning and Academic Writing http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/

 

The two journals listed above merged in 2004 to Across the Disciplines. The current issue of the new journal and the back issues of all three are available online.

 

The WAC Journal http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/

The current and back issues are available online.

 

Also making this site quite valuable are electronic books available for download without charge.

 

Bazerman, C. (2005). Reference Guide to Writing across the Curriculum. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor P and WAC Clearinghouse.
http://wac.colostate.edu/books/bazerman_wac/

 

Fulwiler, T., & Young, A. (1982). Language Connections: Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum. Urbana, IL: NCTE.
http://wac.colostate.edu/books/language_connections/

 

McLeod, S.H., & Soven, M. (1992). Writing across the Curriculum: A Guide to Developing Programs. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
http://wac.colostate.edu/books/mcleod_soven/

 

 

Young, A. (1999). Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://wac.colostate.edu/books/young_teaching/

Companion web page to the 3rd edition of the textbook Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum. PDF format of the book provided.

 

 

READING

 

Colorado State University. (2005). General Strategies for Critical Reading. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/co300man/pop7a.cfm

Strategies for professors to use to develop critical thinking/reading activities.

 

Empire State College. (2004). Critical Reading Exercises. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://www.esc.edu/ESConline/Across_ESC/WritingResourceCenter.nsf/5208e99c0b33e79a85256b350067a359/123037c297f4ff6e85256f4a006b9926?OpenDocument

Topics include hints for general reading and reading literature.

 

Kurland, D. (2002). Strategies for Critical Reading and Writing. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://www.criticalreading.com/

Links for critical reading, writing, and thinking.

 

Marist College. (2003). Reading Strategies and Critical Thinking. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://www.academic.marist.edu/alcuin/ssk/stratthink.html

Dos and Doníts for improving reading skills.

 

Procter, M. (2005). Critical Reading Towards Critical Writing. Retrieved October 18, 2005, from http://www.utoronto.ca/writing/critrdg.html

Tips for critical reading, including definitions, how to look for ways of thinking, and tips on reading in a critical manner.