science as a mode of thinking rather than as a forbidding, complex discipline of experiments, theories and math
West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
In his book “Think Smart, Talk Smart: How Scientists Think: A Guide to Effective Communication” (published by iUniverse), author Allan Laurence Brooks depicts science as a mode of thinking rather than as a forbidding, complex discipline of experiments, theories and math.
Brooks, a trained engineer and communications expert, presents “Think Smart, Talk Smart” as a guidebook to provide readers with tools to sharpen their thinking skills, refine their evaluation of information, improve their objectivity and make their two-way communications more effective.
An excerpt from “Think Smart, Talk Smart”:
…we all ought to come to share the attitude and skills of probity into our ideas and premises and the clarity of communication for which scientists’ habits of mind are a model. For today we have a plethora of information, but a dearth of understanding among groups of people and frequently between individuals. A more rigorous basis than we have had till now for the exchange of opinions, assessments, and how they came about seems to be called for.
Brooks hopes “Think Smart, Talk Smart” helps readers immediately improve their ability to form and express meaningful opinions. "Think Smart, Talk Smart" deals with everyday situations in a non-technical and reader-friendly way. Each chapter compares the way a person who uses this scientific mode and one who does not would approach the issues.
About the Author
Allan Laurence Brooks holds a master’s degree in communication studies; he has 45 years of experience as a graduate engineer. He has taught communications for more than 15 years and was a member of the English department of the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, N.Y. He lives in West Palm Beach, Fla.
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