Critical thinking and writing
At university you will need to think critically about the information you have found – questioning assumptions, evaluating evidence and comparing hypotheses.
Advice and tutorials
- What is critical thinking?: Introduction to critical thinking and how you can apply critical thinking throughout your learning (source: Skills for Study website).
- How to write critically: Critical writing, thinking and reading? Find out how to build an argument and put your thoughts into writing.
- Critical reading and writing: How to recognise an argument, evaluate a line of reasoning and distinguish between different types of conclusion (source: Skills for Study website).
- Evaluating evidence: Evaluate evidence put forward by other writers: how to assess the sources of information, the language used, the numerical data and the conclusions (source: Skills for Study website).
- How to get started and improve your critical writing: Suggested further reading which will help you to develop your critical writing skills.
Faculty study support
Many faculties may provide appointments, workshops or one-to-one sessions tailored to your subject.Faculty study support