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Critical Thinking and Reflection - Resources for Students

The resources included on this page are designed to help you to assess and develop your critical thinking and reflection skills.

Video Resource
A video resource to help with critical thinking and reflection is now available.



Top 3 activities
Critical Thinking Model activity
An activity to help you be more analytical, improve your assignment structure and use theory and evidence more effectively to support an argument.

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Critical reflection: A questioning activity.

pdficon.gifCritical Thinking Study Guide
The critical thinking study guide is full of tips and strategies to help you take a more analytical approach to your academic work.

pdficon.gifThe Reflection Study Guide will help you to apply a critical approach to your reflective work for assignments, group work and PDP.


Writing for Assignments E-library is available for student use. It contains examples of real student work annotated by staff. Students have commented that it is:  

‘Very exciting to be able to look at existing good work and understand how to get good marks’

‘This is a very useful tool to demonstrate what makes good writing’

Tips for writing a critical essay.

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