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Interactive video lesson plan for: Stanford freshmen hone analytical skills through Thinking Matters

Activity overview:

Thinking Matters courses are meant to help freshman students develop a sense for what constitutes a genuine question or problem and how to address it in a creative and disciplined manner. Through an emphasis on critical analysis, close reading, analytic writing, and effective communication, a liberal education enables students to make connections across many fields of study that will inform their future intellectual work and life after Stanford.

For more on Thinking Matters: http://news.stanford.edu/features/2014/thinking-matters/

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Tagged under: Stanford University (College/University),Stanford,Thinking Matters,Liberal Arts,Freshman,Student,Students,Professor,Class,Learning,Critical Thinking,Analysis

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