What does critical thinking mean in your writing and when you are reading?
Looking at alternative ways of talking about critical thinking</li></li></ul><li>Recap<br />Critical thinking <br />Asking questions when reading<br />Who? Where? How? What?<br />Identifying different viewpoints and arguments when reading<br />Constructing an argument in your own writing<br />Different viewpoints and the links between them<br />Demonstrating to your lecturer that you have your ownthoughts and opinions about the information<br />
Recommended text...<br />... for further reading and activities;<br />Cottrell, S (2005) Critical Thinking Skills<br />Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan <br />
What next?<br />Individual meetings<br /> Book a 45 minute individual appointment with an Academic Adviser<br />Workshops<br /> Getting more from your reading Being a ‘critical thinker’<br /> Effective research for assignments A guide to referencing<br /> Writing effective essays and reports What type of learner am I?<br /> Delivering better presentations Enhancing your note-taking<br /> Improving your exam performance Delivering better presentations<br /> Taking part in seminars and workshops<br />
References<br />Cottrell, S (2005) Critical Thinking Skills Hampshire: Palgrave<br />Macmillan <br />Cottrell, S (2008) The Study Skills Handbook. 3rd Edn. Hampshire:<br />Palgrave Macmillan<br />Elliott, J (ed) (1997) The Oxford Paperback Dictionary and Thesaurus. <br />Oxford: Oxford University Press<br />The Higher Education Academy (2010) Critical Thinking Available at:<br />http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/teachingandlearning/<br />internationaisation (accessed 17th December 2010)<br />