Introduction to Environmental Science--A Case Study of Critical Thinking Strategies and the Development of Technical Writing Skills

Presenter: Tom Wilson, University of Arizona


Abstract: The Introduction to Environmental Science course (NATS 101) at the University of Arizona introduces lower-division college students to relationships between human societies and natural systems. It also encourages the development of critical thinking and technical writing techniques. This interactive presentation showed how these students developed critical thinking strategies by evaluating various websites, and how they used assigned lab reports to develop technical writing skills.

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Contact Information: 
Thomas B. Wilson, Lecturer
University of Arizona
Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science
Room 308, Family and Consumer Sciences Building
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
Voice: 520-621-9308
Fax 520-621-1647