Regardless of whether you are studying on campus or online being able to think critically is very important. The resources below will give you some hints and tips on how to be critical of what you read and watch whilst studying.
This Learn Higher site has lots of tips on critical thinking, including how to write a critical essay and what's the difference between description and critical analysis?
Based on the work of expert Stella Cottrell, international bestselling author of The Study Skills Handbook, this interactive resource will help you hone and develop your study skills at your own pace. Each module has been carefully designed so you can assess your current proficiency, track your progress, become more confident and get the most out of your course.
Please note that you will be required to log in to this resource using your BU login.
IFLA, 2020. How to spot fake news [online]. Netherlands: The International Federation of Library Associations. Available from: https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/11174 [Accessed 08/12/2020].
A short video from the University of Leicester on what it means to be a 'critical student'.
This video - watch the first 1 minute 13 seconds - explains why you should use Library resources rather than relying on Google for researching for your assignments.
NMT Libraries, 2021. Why can't I just Google? [online]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZFfPQxv2y8 [Accessed 12 April 2022].
The end of this video - minute 13 seconds onwards - promotes another academic library's resources and can be ignored by BU students and staff.
A guide to critical thinking from the University of Sussex, including short videos of students talking about what critical thinking means to them.
A critical thinking checklist from the University of Sussex.