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Critical thinking and reading

Critical thinking and reading are processes that take time to develop. When you start a new topic, you need basic information to understand it. Ask simple questions: What/When/Who/Where?

As you start to understand the topic, ask more in-depth questions: Why/How/What if/So what/What next?

You are starting to analyse and evaluate what you reading. To get to grips with critical reading, effective note-making strategies, and evaluating arguments, use the drop-down menu on the left.

For a free introductory critical thinking course, go to Future Learn.


See also Critically evaluating information


Excel 2016 - Functions

This course builds on your basic Excel knowledge. You will learn how to harness formulas to unlock the mathematical power of Excel.

Wednesday 28 August 2019 10.00 - 12.30

Word 2016 – Long documents – Thesis and Dissertation

This session is for people who want to utilise Word for long documents such as a thesis or dissertation.

Friday 30 August 2019 10.00 - 12.30

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