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Critical Thinking

Information and videos on critical thinking

These guides will introduce you to the basics of critical thinking covering :

  • The key aspects of critical thinking,
  • How to apply critical thinking to reading for University ,
  • How to judge if something is well argued, and 
  • How to critically evaluate and review your results. 

 

Video Recording of Critical Thinking Workshop from 2020 

Link to video of critical thinking workshop recording from 2020

 

Video Recording of Critical Thinking Workshop from Nov 2021 

Link to video of critical thinking workshop recording from 2021

Bite-Size Video

This introductory video from the University of Leicester examines what it means to be a critical student

Link to video of university of Leicester introduction to being critical

 

Visual Guide (Sway)

Critical Thinking: what it is and why it matters?

                                                                    

Link to Sway: Critical Thinking  

Printable Guides

Printable guide on how to think critically                           How to read academic research quickly help sheet

Link to printable word document: How to  think critically                                                                               Link to : How to read academic research quickly

Checklist to critically evaluate a source

Link to checklist on : how to critically evaluate a source

 

 

Video tutorial on how to critically evaluate a source.

Link to video on how critical evaluation of a source introduction

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asking questions about what

 

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asking questions about who

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considering when a source was written

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Questions about how

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Workshops

 

Link to Succeed@Tees workshops page with schedule and recordings of workshops          

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

Recording from session on 6 October 2020: https://teesside.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=14ee44a8-32c5-443e-80ab-ac4e00f77f05

Recording from session on 8 November 2021: https://teesside.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=d058d8f4-8672-4c54-a2bc-addb00e4258b

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Further Reading

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Link to online reading list of additional resources and further reading

Next steps

If you thought this information was useful you may want to look at some of the other Learning Hub guides aimed at helping students with being critical.

 

Being Critical                                 

Link to other Learning Hub guides aimed at helping with being critical                       

 

 

Feedback

 

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