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The Counselling and Mental Health Service also offers a wide range of workshops, which are bookable through their website here (

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Critical analysis a practical approach

Tomorrow, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)

In this session you will use a model for critical analysis to inform your critical thinking and support your analysing of new information. The model will move you from observing a source to connecting it to your own knowledge, and guide you in critically examining the new knowledge in the context of what you already understand. We will have some examples to use on the day, but you are certainly welcome to bring a chapter, image or other item from within your own subject to practice with.

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All University of Manchester students and staff should register at using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing

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Critical reading: getting the most out of your reading

Thu 19 May 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)

In the workshop you will learn about what it means to read critically. You will develop and practice critical reading skills such as actively engaging with written material through the process of asking questions and noting reactions. You will practice identifying the authors opinion and use of evidence and analysis. Finally you will practice the art of summarizing a text in order to gain a deep understanding of what youve read.

This workshop will also introduce you to software which will help you to actively engage with the text and take notes.

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