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Think Critically

Think Critically

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November 2019 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Critical thinking is an essential 21st century skill. Think Critically gives you simple, direct guidance on how to effectively assess and critique the world around you. 
  • Understand the nature of assumptions and claims
  • Grasp the notion of valid and invalid arguments and evidence
  • Gain practical skills and confidence in reading, writing and doing research.

Super Quick Skills provides the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies.

  1. Learn core skills quickly
  2. Apply them right away and see results
  3. Succeed in your studies and in life

Super Quick Skills gives you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

What’s so special about thinking critically?
How can I make time for all this thinking?
What do people mean when they talk about reasoning?
What does a good argument look like?
What does a good explanation do?
What about bad arguments and explanations?
Isn’t everyone biased?
How can I spot bias and misinformation?
How can I handle information overload?
What do I do next?


A Super Quick Skills Video
Watch our Super Quick introduction to critical thinking with author Tom Chatfield. 
Critical Thinking Webinar
Watch the recording of How to Think for Yourself with Tom Chatfield and Alex Baratta. This webinar, hosted by JS Group, offers top tips on how to spot misinformation and engage critically with the world.
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A lovely short introduction to critical thinking for new HE students. The link to Tom Chatfield's online resources (includes youtube clips and powerpoint slides) is really useful for anyone delivering academic skills training.

Professor Wendy Slade
Academic Development, Weston College
August 10, 2022