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Skills Team Workshops: Critical thinking & writing

Critical thinking & writing

About this workshop

Workshop description

Critical thinking is an essential skill for academic study and is probably one of the most transferable skills you will develop at university. This workshop will introduce you to the concept of critical thinking and how to apply it to your studies. During the workshop you will explore key definitions of critical thinking, the different levels of criticality, how to analyse sources critically and how to recognise, assess and write critical argument.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Explain in basic terms what critical thinking and critical writing mean
  • Give examples of methods to develop critical thinking and critical writing skills
  • Start applying critical thinking methods to your own studies

Who this workshop is for

Foundation and undergraduate students. If you are about to undertake your first assignment, have had feedback telling you to be more critical and/or want to improve future marks then this workshop can help you.


This workshop is run by an Academic & Library Specialist from the Brynmor Jones Library Skills Team.

Workshop format & availability

Register for this workshop

To book your place on this workshop, click on one of the dates below to access the booking form.

Video workshop

This workshop is available as a YouTube video series. You can watch it online at any time!

Relevant SkillsGuides

More information on this topic can be found on the following SkillsGuides:

Critical writing