Critical Thinking & Synthesis


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Click here to view videos by two Chinese students, Jessie and Leanne, discussing their experiences of postgraduate study in Australia, including the challenges of thinking critically and reading widely.

At the end of this session, international students will:

  • Be able to examine a topic from a range of different perspectives drawn from readings, and identify disparities or commonalities between the perspectives
  • Have practice in working in groups to identify and recombine ideas
  • Be able to write a short synthesis, which combines ideas from various sources to focus on a particular question.