%A Dr. Charles R. Twardy %O Revised for Teaching Philosophy. Posted with permission. %T Argument Maps Improve Critical Thinking %X 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. %D 2003 %K Critical thinking, Teaching philosophy, Argument maps, Argument analysis %L cogprints3008