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Critical Thinking: Help


Critical thinking - what it is and why it matters student reading

What does it mean to be a critical student? This guide will introduce you to the key aspects of critical thinking:

  • the main components of an argument
  • what makes an argument succeed or fail
  • identifying supporting evidence
  • recognising the most reliable research

This guide is aimed at undergraduates but is suitable for any level of study.


Forthcoming Workshops

This workshop will run on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 21st January 2020: 12-1 in room TG.07 (The Curve)
  • Thursday 20th February 2020: 1-2  in room T1.03 (The Curve)

There's no no need to book for these, just come along.

If you would like help on this topic before then please use the materials on this page or contact

Guidance on critical thinking

What is Critical Thinking?

View the following introduction to critical thinking, which comes from the University of Leicester.

Critical Evaluation Checklist

Further Reading


Remember to look for the evidence for all the arguments that you come across.

Using material on this page