Ep 5 Student Led Study Hacks - Exposed! Is this for real? Critical Thinking. How do I write more critically?
From Anne-Marie Langford
Hi! Rebecca here, a UON Learning Development Mentor. I’m also a student at the university, and I’m here to share my top Uni tips with you today! Let’s dive right into it with today’s theme of: Exposed: Is this for real? Getting Critical. So let’s get an answer to today’s burning student question. "How do I write more critically?" I would recommend reading critically by looking for the author’s:
• Argument and evidence;
• Rhetoric or use of language;
• Bias or objectivity;
• Assumptions or problems with ideas.
And responding to what you read by considering whether you agree or not and why.
When you begin to write, include other points of view, not just the ones that support your argument, and explain why they are incorrect or flawed;
• Remember, don't discuss every alternative interpretation, select the most important ones.
Make sure to talk through some of the evaluations, comparisons and relationships you have identified when reading;
• Decide which ones relate most to the question; don’t mention every thought.”
Don’t forget, answers to more questions, links to show notes, resources and more are all available on the Skills Hub. Simply type skills hub Northampton into google and away you go!