@misc{cogprints3008, title = {Argument Maps Improve Critical Thinking}, author = {Dr. Charles R. Twardy}, year = {2003}, note = {Revised for Teaching Philosophy. Posted with permission.}, keywords = {Critical thinking, Teaching philosophy, Argument maps, Argument analysis}, url = {http://cogprints.org/3008/}, abstract = {Computer-based argument mapping greatly enhances student critical thinking, more than tripling absolute gains made by other methods. I describe the method and my experience as an outsider. Argument mapping often showed precisely how students were erring (for example: confusing helping premises for separate reasons), making it much easier for them to fix their errors.} }