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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

 

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

Checklists to critically evaluate a source

Link to checklist on : how to critically evaluate a source (Checklist with ideas on quality and relevance to consider)

Link to checklist on : how to critically evaluate a source (Checklist with questions to complete)

 

 

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          

Critical thinking – what it is and why you need it.

What does it mean to be critical?   

This basic non-subject-specific workshop will:  

  • Develop your skills in critical thinking and argument  

  • Improve your ability to evaluate what you read, how is it relevant and what is the value of it? 

  • Help you identify what is good evidence and research.  


Times:  

5 October 2022,  13:00 -14:00 T2.11 (The Curve)

Face-to-face - No booking required.

 

10 November 2022, 15:00-16:00 Online - click link to join

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZGYxZmViYzctMGY4My00ZDFhLWI0ODEtODA0ZWI2MGI0YzZm%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2243d2115b-a55e-46b6-9df7-b03388ecfc60%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2275f45608-9a2a-41bd-ba8b-204eba4afb37%22%7d

 

11 January 2023, 15:00-16:00 Online - click link to join

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YjMyZDUzN2ItZDJjYS00YTRkLTk5YjEtMjU1NzVkNjE0Y2E3%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2243d2115b-a55e-46b6-9df7-b03388ecfc60%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2275f45608-9a2a-41bd-ba8b-204eba4afb37%22%7d 
 

Please note: the activities for this workshop will require access to a mobile device. 

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

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

For more information go to

 

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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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

 

If you have any comments about this skills guide, we would love to know them. 

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