Critical thinking is essential for learning.
As a student, you will be expected to critically appraise all of your reading, writing, listening and discussing. Basically this involves
The word ‘critical’ is commonly thought to have a negative meaning – finding fault with something.
At university ‘critical’ has a broader meaning.
Being critical involves making judgements and evaluations, based on evidence gained from reading widely and thinking deeply.
Take a look at this video to understand why critical thinking is an important skill to learn.