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Critical Reading

These guides cover the main critical thinking and reading skills you will develop at university, helping you to understand how to read different sources, plan a search, learn more about the search techniques you can apply and evaluate the sources of information you use in assignments. 

Within each guide you should find written guidance, downloadable resources, further reading and access to videos and relevant podcasts.  

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We run regular workshops on this and many other topics to help you in your studies

Critical Thinking & Reading Workshops Critical Thinking & Reading Workshops

By using these guides you will:  

  • Understand more about critical reading 
  • Learn how to structure a search plan 
  • Understand why evaluating your sources is important 
  • Learn how to search and find a range of resources across the university library