On your degree course at Pearson College, you’ll learn theories, look at case studies, and be immersed in new information. However, it’s not enough to simply be able to remember all of this – you need to be able to question it. This is what is meant by Critical Thinking: looking at the strengths and weaknesses of ideas and arguments.
In the same way as you would decide which hotel to stay in based on its reviews, price and location, you need to analyse what you are learning and reading on your course.
In this section we will look at how to be critical of source material, and how to use these criticisms to support the arguments in your writing.