Revel for Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User-Friendly Manual -- Combo Access Card

Diestler, Sherry

  • 出版商: Pearson FT Press
  • 出版日期: 2019-07-12
  • 售價: $3,140
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$2,983
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 99998
  • 裝訂: Hardcover - also called cloth, retail trade, or trade
  • ISBN: 0135175771
  • ISBN-13: 9780135175774
  • 下單後立即進貨 (約2~4週)



For courses in Critical Thinking

Teach students how to think critically about the things that matter in their lives
Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User-Friendly Manual trains students to become critical thinkers, thoughtful decision makers, and confident advocates for their beliefs. To this end, author Sherry Diestler guides readers to develop the skills they'll need to successfully evaluate the many claims facing them as citizens, learners, consumers, and human beings -- and to become effective advocates for their beliefs. In addition to updated examples, the 7th Edition offers coverage of engaging contemporary topics -- such as how social media affects decision making and how marketers influence consumers -- that will resonate with today's students.

Revel is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience -- for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.
NOTE: This Revel Combo Access pack includes a Revel access code plus a loose-leaf print reference (delivered by mail) to complement your Revel experience. In addition to this access code, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.


Sherry Diestler serves as chair of the Communication Studies department at Contra Costa College, where she teaches Critical Thinking, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Speaking in the Community. She founded the college's competitive Speech and Debate Team and also created the college's Communication Lab to help students across the curriculum prepare and present speeches for their classes. Her department won a POWER award for Outstanding Program Outcomes Assessment (Student Learning Outcomes) from the Research Planning Group of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.

Sherry received bachelor's degrees in English and Speech at Pennsylvania State University and earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Her master's degree in Communication Arts and Sciences/Media Studies is from Queens College of the City University of New York, where she was fortunate to be trained under Joseph DeVito and Gary Gumpert. She has worked as a communications consultant for the Office of Personnel Management, Western Region, as well as for a number of private corporations. In addition to the six prior editions of Becoming a Critical Thinker, she has edited three editions of her department custom text with Fountainhead Press entitled Public Speaking for College, Competition, and Career. Her online interpersonal communication text, The Interpersonal Project: Tools for Building, Maintaining, and Repairing Relationships, is being used across her department. She serves as chair of the Professional Development Committee and on the Board of Gateway to College and is a member of the National Communication Centers Association and the National Communication Association.