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Study skills: Critical thinking 2 - evaluating and building academic argument

Venue: Online, online

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The ability to evaluate other peoples’ academic argument and to build your own academic arguments in your work is essential to success in your studies. This session will consider what is meant by academic argument; and how to critique other peoples’ positions in your reading and how to construct a sound academic argument in your writing/speaking. An engagement with academic argument is crucial to avoiding feedback such as ‘too descriptive, more analysis is needed’ or ‘some knowledge and understanding, but where is the analysis/argument’.  

This workshop builds on the 'Critical thinking 1: what is critical thinking?' workshop, which can also be booked on the events booking system. 

Please note this workshop is for enrolled Birkbeck students only, and you will require your student login details to access the workshop.

This online workshop will take place on a Blackboard Collaborate link within the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle Module. If you have booked, you will be emailed another link as a reminder to your registered email address (so please remember to check your junk mail.)

This workshop will be repeated numerous times throughout the academic year.

The central study skills team offers a variety of study skills and writing skills workshops.

This is one of the study skills workshop series, which consists of:

1. Time management and organising your studies
2. Procrastination, perfectionism and prioritisation
3. Critical thinking 1 – what is critical thinking?
4. Critical thinking 2 – building and evaluating academic argument
5. Reading for university
6. Notemaking for academic purposes
7. Mindmapping
8. Summarising and paraphrasing effectively

Contact name:

  • Sara Steinke