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Critical Thinking

Enhance your higher-level thinking skills.

Critical thinking is a defining characteristic of university level study. It underpins everything from reading to analysing ideas and evidence and developing your own arguments. When we talk about the greater ‘depth’ of university learning, critical thinking is often what we mean.

Find out more about what critical thinking is and various ways to develop a critical mindset and apply it in your studies.

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Critical reading

Critical writing

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