Throughout your uni career, you will do a lot of critical thinking. This intentional, active process will fuel your reading, writing and group discussions. 

Critical thinking is not just about being critical. It involves logically evaluating all parts of a claim so you can decide how to respond. 

There are many benefits to harnessing the power of critical thinking. This skill: 

  • is transferable and can be applied to many contexts and professions 
  • can help you to understand and communicate complex ideas 
  • encourages creativity and problem solving 
  • supports self-reflection. 

Use these steps to get started: 

  1. Identify the question. 
  2. Gather information from your course readings and other literature. 
  3. Evaluate your sources objectively. 
  4. Decide which information is most applicable to your task. 
  5. Consider different viewpoints. 
  6. Reflect on gathered information before making decisions. 
  7. Communicate findings clearly in your assessment tasks and discussions with your peers. 

Visit the think critically web page to find out more.