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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.

               

Forthcoming Workshops

This workshop will run on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 8th October 12-1 in room T1.03 (The Curve)
  • Thursday 14th November 1-2  in room T2.07 (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 libraryhelp@tees.ac.uk.

What is Critical Thinking?

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

Critical Evaluation Checklist

Further Reading

Tips

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

Using material on this page