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Critical Thinking, Thoughtful Writing, Second Edition
John Chaffee et al.
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Chapter 3 Thinking Creatively, Writing Creatively

Exploring the Chapter Topic

Brainstorming
http://www.brainstorming.co.uk/contents.html
Maintained by Infinite Innovations Ltd, this site features practical tips and resources to brainstorm effectively and to increase your creativity. The practical advice is potentially applicable in any number of situations.

VoS English Literature: Creative Writing
http://vos.ucsb.edu/shuttle/creative.html
VoS, or Voice of the Shuttle, is one of the most important web resources available for scholars in the humanities. This particular link brings you to the VoS resources for creative writers.

Writing Now: The Writer’s Friend
http://www.writingnow.com/
This is a good resource for writers looking to market their work. It offers interviews with writers and editors, tips for writers, and related links.

Ask Jeeves
www.ask.com
If it’s true that asking questions can be one of the best ways of generating, exploring, and developing ideas, then Ask Jeeves might be a good place to start on the Internet. Ask.com works like any other search engine, but requests that you phrase your search in the form of a question.

Exploring the Readings

David L. Chandler, "‘Ibot’ May Revolutionize Life in Wheelchair"
FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
http://www.usfirst.org/
This is the home page for FIRST, the project that Dean Kamen began in 1989 to get students interested in science and technology. The site includes updates on current FIRST happenings. Note also the scholarship opportunities.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/NIDRR/index.html
This site provides information on the NIDRR, a branch of the federal government’s Department of Education. See the various links to current research in the field.

Tom Monaghan, "Pizza Tiger"
Management Decision Making
http://www.mba.sbpm.gwu.edu/fields/mdm.htm
You may be surprised to learn that some business schools offer an MBA with a specialization in making decisions. These course descriptions from a program at The George Washington University indicate the kind of training available for managers who hope to make the right decisions for their public or private organization.

Are You a Good Decision Maker?
http:///www.onlinewbc.org/docs/manage/decisions.html
Another business-related site, part of the Online Women’s Business Center, offers advice on making good decisions and lists some of the most common decision-making mistakes.


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