Ep 6 Student Led Study Hacks - Exposed - Is this for real? Critical Thinking. What are the Key Themes?
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. "What are the key themes of critical thinking?"
The main focus of critical writing is developing an argument based on your reading of a subject area. To show critical thinking you need to discuss evidence that either supports or your argument and draw comparisons and contrasts between different sources. You should also consider other points of view, not just those that support your argument, but which you can give suggestions as to why they may be wrong. Towards the end of your writing, it is important to show that you have reached a conclusion based on your evaluations and findings, showing you have considered a range of evidence and answered in response to your assignment brief.
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