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Critical writing: Critical thinking workshop L4

Introduction

This webpage will guide you through our new online critical thinking workshop. This is made up of three videos with a number of self-paced activities for you to engage with.

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.


 

Want more?

There are a further four videos on the area of critical thinking, designed for students at level 5/6/7. If you want to look at these or are trying to get a head-start on the next level, you can find them on our Critical Thinking Workshop page.

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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