Thinking Critically in College Book Discussion Group

Thinking Critically in College: The Essential Handbook for Student Success
by Louis Newman

From the publisher:
Almost all first-year college students discover that college courses are more academically challenging than they expected, and certainly harder than classes in high school. Professors expect students not just to absorb material, but to analyze and synthesize it, consider multiple perspectives, evaluate conflicting evidence, and then apply what they’ve learned in new contexts.

Thinking Critically in College explains how to do all this and more.

Louis E. Newman draws on decades of experience as a professor at Carleton College and Dean of Academic Advising and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Stanford, offering the guidance you need to succeed both in college and in life post-graduation. Unique among college prep books, Thinking Critically in College builds on the latest research in learning, spells out the key critical thinking skills you need, shows you how to tackle actual college assignments, and provides exercises throughout to reinforce the lessons.

Written in a personal, engaging style, Thinking Critically in College explains how to do the work your professors will require—exactly the preparation you need, no matter what your academic background. Practical, accessible, comprehensive, and interactive, Thinking Critically in College is the definitive guide, not only for those in college or headed there, but for everyone who needs a refresher on thinking clearly.

Book Panel Discussion

Louis Newman, John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus, will return to Carleton for a panel discussion of this book on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. The panel discussion is open to everyone, not just book group participants.
Panelists: Louis Newman; Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Professor of Physics; Arthur Koenig, LTC Student Fellow

Discussion Group Facilitators:

George Cusack, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum and Senior Lecturer in English

Yansi Perez, Associate Provost and Director of Advising

Book group meetings:

Discussion with a focus on Advising
Wednesday, April 12 – 4-5:30pm – LTC Library Weitz 146


Discussion with a focus on A&I Seminars
Thursday, April 13 – 4-5:30pm – LTC Library Weitz 146


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