The answers you get depend on the questions you ask. But how do you know you’re asking the right questions? Critical thinking is a key skill required at university, whether at undergraduate level or postgraduate. This page shares a range of advice and guidance on how to build skills and confidence in critical thinking, reading and writing, helping you develop a reflective and critical approach to your research and writing.
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In a free extract Mike Wallace and Alison Wray (authors of Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates) explain how to get started with critical reading. They look at how to focus with questions, evaluate what you read, understand what makes an argument convincing and using the Critical Synopsis technique.
Extract taken from Academic Writing and Grammar for Students by Alex Osmond