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Critical thinking - what it is and why it matters student reading

What does it mean to be a critical student? This basic 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.


What is Critical Thinking?

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

Guidance on critical thinking

Evaluating the Evidence: Critical Evaluation Checklist

Further Reading

Using material on this page