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Critical Thinking: Help

Introduction

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.

               

Top tips for critical thinking

Forthcoming Workshops

You don't have to book, just join us on the date listed. (Please note there is a limit of 250 participants, on a first come first served basis).

If you need further information or any adjustments to fully access this session, please contact libraryhelp@tees.ac.uk in advance. 

Guidance on critical thinking

What is Critical Thinking?

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

Evaluating the Evidence: Critical Evaluation Checklist

Example Critical Evaluation of Evidence

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Click on the image above to access the video, then click on the arrows in the bottom right of the video to play the video in full screen mode.

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Sway - Evaluate and review your results

Sway - Evaluate and review your results

Further Reading

Tips

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

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