Critical Thinking: Arguments, Opinions and Beliefs

Understanding, building and critiquing arguments

Regardless of your disciplinary background, academic work require you to construct an argument defending a given conclusion from well laid out premises.

In this workshop we will be looking closely at what constitutes an argument. We will focus, therefore, on clarifying in what ways arguments differ from opinions, beliefs, or mere assertions.

You will learn how to construct an argument for academic purposes by gaining an understanding of what premises are and by grasping the ways in which a conclusion may be validly inferred from those premises.


Our workshops run all year round at our Helpdesk in the Silberrad Student Centre, and cover all aspects of academic skills, maths and statistics.  You can also book a 1:1 appointment with an advisor to talk over anything in your studies that you need help with.

Have a browse through the sessions that are available this term, or pop along to the Helpdesk to find out more.



Critical Thinking: Arguments, Opinions and Beliefs

Talent Development Centre

The Talent Development Centre is here to help you succeed in your studies and achieve your potential.  We offer support and resources to help improve your writing, maths, research, study skills and English language, no matter what your discipline or level of study.

Come to our Helpdesk in the Silberrad Student Centre to find out more about our services, and how we can help.