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Critical writing: Critical thinking workshop

Introduction

This webpage will guide you through our new online critical thinking workshop. This is made up of seven videos with a number of self-paced activities for you to engage with. Which videos you will want to engage with will depend on your level of study and the table at the bottom of the page will help you navigate this. 

Defining critical thinking [Video 1]

PowerPoint file

Defining critical thinking [Video 1]

Activity

Consider the table at the bottom of this page and note which videos are appropriate to watch for your level of study.


 

Critical reading & source reliability [Video 2]

PowerPoint file

Critical reading & source reliability [Video 2]

Activity

The video asks you to consider possible sources of information in a pandemic and what biases those sources may have. Reflect on this activity in relation to your next assignment.


 

Models of critical thinking [video 3]

PowerPoint file

Models of critical thinking [video 3]

Activity

Look at an old piece of work to identify when you have been descriptive, analytical and/or evaluative.


 

Developing an argument and taking a position [Video 4]

PowerPoint file

Developing an argument & taking a position [Video 4]

Activity

Look at the question at the end of the video and consider what position you would take and how you would defend it.


 

Structuring an argument [video 5]

PowerPoint file

Structuring an argument [video 5]

Activity

This activity is embedded in the video. Consider the two paragraphs and try to identify which one is better.


 

The language of criticality [Video 6]

PowerPoint file

The language of criticality [Video 6]

Activity

Use a newspaper or popular news website and see how many logical fallacies you can identify. Use the Logical Fallacies Poster to help you with this.


 

Building stronger arguments [Coming soon - video 7]

This video will be made available by the end of August

 
 

 

Video level guide

#

Title

Study level

1

Defining critical thinking

4

5

6

7

2

Critical reading and source reliability

4

5

6

7

3

Models of critical thinking

4

5

6

7

4

Developing an argument and taking a position

 

5

6

7

5

Structuring an argument

 

5

6

7

6

The language of criticality

   

6

7

7

Building strong arguments

   

6

7