Critical thinking

What is critical thinking?

Thinking critically will bring benefits in many areas of your life. Critical thinking skills are an equally essential part of your academic life when reading, writing and working with other students.

Developing critical thinking skills will allow you to develop more reasoned arguments for your assignments, projects and examination questions. You will be able to use and draw on evidence to justify your own arguments and ideas.

Thinking critically will also help you to create strong arguments of your own (especially, in assignments). This means that you will be able to present and justify any claims you make based on the evidence you have evaluated.


Resource  for Critical thinking skills -  The Open University


  • Focus on the most relevant information
  • Ask the right questions
  • Separate facts from opinions and assumptions
  • Make sound decisions
  • Set priorities
  • Learn quickly
  • Apply what they learn to new situations

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Critical reading (Study skills) -  Student Opportunity, University of Warwick