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Becoming a Critical Thinker: For your University Studies and Beyond (First Edition)  

Sarah Birrell IvoryLecturer in Climate Change and Business Strategy, University of Edinburgh Business SchoolClose
Published in Print:13 January 2021 Published Online:31 August 2023
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Becoming a Critical Thinker starts by considering what it is that makes someone a critical thinker and why critical thinking skills are worth developing. The text argues that there are many benefits to looking at the world through a critical lens. The book first defines critical thinking in direct relation to the university experience before proceeding to discuss the ways in which a learner can become more of a critical thinker. The second part of the book looks at the three aims of critical thinking: quality of argument, strength of evidence, and clarity of communication. The final part is about mastering the tools of critical thinking. There are five major tools that a good critical thinker should use: writing, reading, listening, speaking, and—perhaps obviously—thinking.