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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 

Bite-Size Video

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

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Visual Guide (Sway)

Critical Thinking: what it is and why it matters?

                                                                    

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Printable Guides

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

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Checklist to critically evaluate a source

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Video tutorial on how to critically evaluate a source.

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

 

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

You don't have to book, just join us on the date listed. 

Click here to access the session on: Tuesday 1 December 2020, 12-1 pm.

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

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

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We are very interested to hear your views about any workshop you attend.

Please complete the feedback form after you have attended.

 

Further Reading

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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                                 

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Feedback

 

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