Why Critical Thinking and Reading?

Critical Thinking and Reading allows a learner to build skills that create a solid foundation upon which they can flourish in their higher education and beyond.

Critical reading is a technique for accurately discovering information and ideas within a text.

Critical thinking is a technique for evaluating information and ideas, for deciding what to accept and believe.

Someone with critical thinking skills is able to do the following:

  • Understand the logical connections between ideas
  • Identify, construct and evaluate arguments
  • Detect inconsistencies and common mistakes in reasoning
  • Solve problems systematically
  • Identify the relevance and importance of ideas
  • Reflect on the justification of one’s own beliefs and values