The PDF Table of Contents does not include links or page numbers which would be very helpful for navigation.Other than that, the text was very easy to navigate.
As mentioned previously, the author has an accessible style that makes the content relatively easy to read and engaging.
He also does a suitable job explaining jargon/technical language that is introduced in the textbook.
There are an abundance of examples that inspire students to look at issues from many different political viewpoints, challenging students to practice evaluating arguments, and identifying fallacies.
Many of these exercises encourage students to critique issues, and recognize their own inherent reader-biases and challenge their own beliefs--hallmarks of critical thinking.
However, the terms are clearly and thoroughly explained within the text,...
read more see less The text covers all the relevant technical aspects of introductory logic and critical thinking, and covers them well.
Also, the text is very American specific with many examples from and for an American audience.
More diversity, especially in the examples, would be appropriate and appreciated.
Van Cleave's Textbook uses relevant, contemporary content that will stand the test of time, at least for the next few years.
Although some examples use certain subjects like former President Obama, it does so in a useful manner that inspires the use of critical thinking skills.