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Smart Thinking

How to Think Conceptually, Design Solutions and Make Decisions

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Palgrave

Pages: 328
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Palgrave Study Skills

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14 April 2016

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We all have the ability to think conceptually and creatively, but for many of us this potential lies untapped. Smart Thinking will teach you how to generate your own original ideas, create new concepts, assess risk, solve...

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We all have the ability to think conceptually and creatively, but for many of us this potential lies untapped. Smart Thinking will teach you how to generate your own original ideas, create new concepts, assess risk, solve problems and make balanced decisions. Above all, this book will show you how to truly think for yourself.

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The book addresses the problems which students struggle with throughout their course but which are not fully addressed in standard study skills guides
Smart Thinking is written using the author's characteristically clear and accessible stepbystep

Introduction
1. How Good Are We At Thinking?
2. What Is Smart Thinking?
PART I: CONCEPTUAL THINKING
3. What Is Conceptual Thinking?
4. Creating Concepts
5. Analysing Concepts
6. Synthesising Ideas
7. How Will This Improve My Academic Work?
8. How Will This Improve My Employability?
PART II: CREATIVE THINKING
9. What Is A Creative Thinker?
10. How To Generate Your Own Ideas
11. Structuring Your Ideas – Causal And Conceptual Relations
12. Designing Solutions To Problems 1: Using Analogies
13. Designing Solutions To Problems 2: Adapting Your Structures
14. How Will This Improve My Academic Work?
15. How Will This Improve My Employability?
PART III: MAKING DECISIONS
16. What Makes A Good Decision-Maker?
17. Making A Good Decision – The Seven Stages
18. Assessing Risk: Decision-Making Under Uncertainty
19. How Will This Improve My Academic Work?
20. How Will This Improve My Employability?
Conclusion.

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Bryan Greetham was educated at the universities of Kent and Sussex, UK. He holds a PhD in moral philosophy from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is the author of How to Write Better Essays, How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation and Thinking Skills for Professionals.

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Bryan Greetham was educated at the universities of Kent and Sussex, UK. He holds a PhD in moral philosophy from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is the author of How to Write Better Essays, How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation and Thinking Skills for Professionals.

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