Becoming a Critical Thinker: For your university studies and beyond

by Sarah Birrell Ivory
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 25th January 2021
Publisher: Oxford University Press UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 19.05  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68

Becoming a Critical Thinker is a clear and inspiring guide to developing essential critical thinking skills. The book features unique practitioner and student interviews to help students appreciate how vital critical thinking is in an academic, professional, and personal context. It includes interviews with students from a range of universities, offering reassurance and guidance on how to tackle reading lists, voice ideas or questions in groups, and listen actively from those with first-hand experience.

It has a clear three-part structure; firstly, examining what critical thinking is; secondly, exploring the three overarching aims of critical thinking; and finally, focusing on how to develop the essential tools to support those aims. This text assumes no prior knowledge or understanding, and it has been developed to gently guide the reader from school-level education to university-level thinking in a clear and engaging manner.


  • Offers insight and advice from professionals and students, helping students learn from the experiences of others in a range of contexts
  • Guided exercises, checklists, and further reading encourage students to apply techniques learnt to real situations
  • Chapters dedicated to listening and speaking, which are often overlooked, but are vitally important skills.
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