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Critical thinking is the art of moving from description to explanation. It is about understanding why you hold the opinions you do, rather than simply saying what those opinions are. This book will take you through the process of analysing evidence and arguments, and how to construct a good argument yourself.

Critical Thinking

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Critical thinkingThe ability to evaluate the value of ideas, statements and points of view underpins all successful academic work. Critical thinking is also a skill that employers are very keen to see in graduates. This tutorial introduces the concept of critical thinking and explains why it is so important.

You will also learn about the Solent Method for Critical Thinking and how you can start using it now.

If you want to learn more about successful critical thinking, have a look at the Extra resources at the end of this tutorial. You can click through to see the books' listings in the catalogue of the Mountbatten library.

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