The Oxford Centre for the Mind are running full-day cognitive training courses in April/May 2016 in Oxford aimed at helping people absorb and process information more effectively. The areas they cover are aimed at anyone who is interested in improving their own mental performance, and may be of particular interest to students and staff. If you are interested in attending please visit their website www.oxfordmind.co.uk/oxford or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Their analytical thinking course examines the whole process of analytical thinking from start to finish. It will cover essential logical principles such as consistency and non-contradiction; what to look for in a convincing line of reasoning; how to assess evidence to determine whether or not a belief is based on sound reasoning; cognitive biases that can undermine our ability to think rationally; what is required for an argument to be structurally valid; various categories of fallacy and how to avoid them; how to ensure that your ultimate conclusions are well-founded; comparing competing arguments. Learning about analytical thinking will help improve your ability to assess any situation, make better decisions, and avoid mistakes. It will help to improve the quality of your writing, making your arguments stronger, more convincing and less susceptible to being undermined. It will also improve your ability to persuade other people to adopt your point of view.
Please note that there is a charge of £45 per person per day (student price) / £90 per day (full price).