Using Principles of Critical Thinking: Part 1 - Substance and Structure

Course Overview
This course provides an overview of using principles of critical thinking. Part 1 of this course relates to substance and structure whereas the second part relates to highlighting ideas. Overall, this course seeks to address time-testing techniques to heighten message integrity, assess information to determine reliable and trustworthy conclusions, structure arguments precisely, and communicate based on scientific principles.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, participants should be able to:
  • Identify key information and techniques to heighten message integrity
  • Recognize information to determine reliable and trustworthy conclusions
  • Determine how to communicate based on scientific principles

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


Speaker / Author:

Philip Vassallo, Ed.D. has developed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for a wide range of managerial, administrative, and technical professionals in corporate, government, and academic environments. He has also taught writing and presentation skills on the graduate and undergraduate university levels, most recently for the Beijing International MBA program at Peking University.

He has served as an essay and speech evaluator for the Educational Testing Service on standardized tests such as the Graduate Record Examination, College Level Examination Placement, Graduate Management Admissions Test, and the Test of Spoken English. He also has provided writing coaching and assessment services for numerous corporate employees.

Dr. Vassallo is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, on writing efficiently; The Art of On-the-Job Writing, on work-related writing; The Art of E-Mail Writing, on business e-mail; The Inwardness of the Outward Gaze, on philosophy and teaching; and The Choice Movement and Educational Equity, on education. He also writes Words on the Line, a column and a blog on effective writing. He has contributed to many literary and educational publications, and to books by McGraw-Hill, St. Martin’s Press, and Simon & Schuster. Ten of his plays have been staged in New York and elsewhere, and he has won or been a finalist in several state and national playwriting competitions.

Dr. Vassallo holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Baruch College, a master’s in education from Lehman College, and a doctorate in educational theory from Rutgers University. He is a past president of the New Jersey College English Association.


Price (USD)

Standard: $24.95


Course Code : 99VAS18

Release Date : 07/11/2018
Expire Date : 05/22/2022
Credits :
CPE 1.00
QAS 1.00

Length : 50min
Course Level : Basic
Course Type : Self-Study
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Personal Development

Theme : Miscellaneous

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