Critical Thinking: Assessing Arguments

Dealing with the complex and confusing, and working out how you tell which arguments to trust

Although sometimes academic arguments can be simple and straightforward, they can often be complex and confusing.

Learning how to identify the several parts that make up an argument and learning how those parts relate to one another to yield some conclusion, however, will put you in a good position to evaluate the quality of a given academic argument.

In this workshop you will learn how to critically assess arguments. By the end of this session you will know how to critically assess whether an academic argument is good or bad, valid or invalid, sound or unsound.


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: Assessing Arguments

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.