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Succeeding in postgraduate study
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Session 3: Critical and analytical thinking


Welcome to Session 3. In this session we explore the concept of critical thinking. We consider different approaches and fundamental aspects, examine why critical thinking and analysis are important in academic studies, and discover some tips to help you to evaluate an argument. Begin the session by listening to the following audio recording.

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Recap and overview of Sessions 3 and 4
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By the end of this session you should be able to:

  • recognise the nature and importance of critical thinking for studying at Master’s level
  • understand how critical analysis differs from qualitative description.