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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

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PowerPoint 2016 - Further Skills

This session is for people who want to learn more about PowerPoint and aims to continue from the PowerPoint: Introduction course.

Thursday 23 May 2019 14.00 - 15.30

MindView v7 - For project management

This course will show you how to use MindView for project management. It will be assumed that you know how to use MindView.

Friday 24 May 2019 14.00 - 15.30

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 – Getting Started

This courses will introduce you to Photoshop CC 2017. It will also be equally useful for users of other recent versions of Photoshop.

Tuesday 28 May 2019 10.00 - 12.00

Dissertations: Literature Review

Learn strategies to write an effective literature review.

Tuesday 28 May 2019 11.00 - 12.30

Creating bibliographies with ZoteroBib

Learn how to use ZoteroBib, a free tool that can make referencing easier.

Tuesday 28 May 2019 11.00 - 11.45

Adobe InDesign CC 17 - Up and Running

This course will introduce you to InDesign CC 2017. It will also be equally useful for users of other recent versions.

Wednesday 29 May 2019 10.00 - 13.00

Adobe InDesign CC 2017 - In Practice

This course is for those who have a basic knowledge of InDesign or who have attended our InDesign CC 2017 - Up and Running course.

Friday 31 May 2019 14.00 - 16.30

Love your life: Skills Hub - Academic Skills Drop-in

Learn how you can get support from the academic skills team to develop skills you need for university and beyond.

Monday 3 June 2019 14.00 - 16.00

Love your life: Skills Hub - Academic Skills Drop-in

Learn how you can get support from the academic skills team to develop the skills you need for university and beyond.

Tuesday 4 June 2019 11.00 - 13.00

Planning and structuring your Masters dissertation

This session discusses what’s involved, how to plan your time and structure your dissertation.

Wednesday 5 June 2019 9.30 - 11.00

Planning and structuring your Masters dissertation

This session discusses what’s involved, how to plan your time and structure your dissertation.

Wednesday 5 June 2019 9.30 - 11.00

Dissertations for Masters: Literature Review

Learn strategies to write an effective literature review.

Wednesday 12 June 2019 14.00 - 15.30

Planning and structuring your Masters dissertation

This session discusses what’s involved, how to plan your time and structure your dissertation.

Tuesday 18 June 2019 11.00 - 12.30

Academic Skills drop-in

Get support and advice from the academic skills team to develop the skills you need for university and beyond. Drop by for a chat or bring questions.

Wednesday 19 June 2019 10.00 - 12.00

Dissertations for Masters: Literature Review

Learn strategies to write an effective literature review.

Tuesday 25 June 2019 14.00 - 15.30

Academic Skills drop-in

Get support and advice from the academic skills team to develop the skills you need for university and beyond. Drop by for a chat or bring questions.

Tuesday 2 July 2019 10.00 - 12.00

Planning and structuring your Masters dissertation

This session discusses what’s involved, how to plan your time and structure your dissertation.

Wednesday 3 July 2019 11.00 - 12.30

Dissertations for Masters: Literature Review

Learn strategies to write an effective literature review.

Wednesday 10 July 2019 11.00 - 12.30

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