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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

The dates of this workshop have finished for the current academic year. 

The new programme of workshops will start again in Semester 1.

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

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