Develop your critical thinking skills in reading, writing, and listening

Overview

Many students fail to achieve better marks because their work lacks evidence of rigorous critical thinking. So developing skills in this area can help you to improve your grades.

Our Critical Thinking Skills module explains what critical thinking really is and how it can be applied to learning in order to question assumptions, evaluate the reliability of sources and evidence and compare propositions.

This module is aimed at:

  • prospective postgraduate (taught and research) students across all departments and subjects, to develop their critical reading and writing skills
  • Current postgraduate students, to brush up their current critical thinking skills
  • IELTS academic test-takers, to improve their reading and writing band score to 6.5 or above.

Module content

Study method

Study method of this module is distinct from any other online courses because of its interactive features. Within the module, you will find:

  • diagnostic test to assess your current ability and personalise your learning
  • practice activities to reinforce new skills
  • journal entries to store your thoughts and reflect at later stage
  • audio and video clips to keep your learning interesting
  • module assessment to tests your understanding and check your progress.

IT requirements

Critical Thinking Skills module is delivered online through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). To participate in the module, you must have access to an internet-connected computer (desktop or laptop). 

This is a technology enhanced training module. Therefore,  you must be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the internet. 

Who is this module for?

Critical thinking skills module is aimed at:  

  • prospective postgraduate (taught and research) students across all departments and subjects, to develop their critical reading and writing skills
  • Current postgraduate students, to brush up their current critical thinking skills
  • IELTS academic test-takers, to improve their reading and writing band score to 6.5 or above.

Module outcomes

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