Key Information

Tutor: Dr Elena Forasacco
Course Level: Level 1
Mode of Delivery: Remote Delivery
Maximum Course Capacity: 40


There are no further sessions taking place this academic year. Course dates for 2024-25 will be available to book from late September.

Critical thinking involves a wide range of competencies and attitudes including being analytical and evaluative. In this blended course you will identify and discuss strategies to enhance your critical thinking, critical reading and critical writing.

Course Information

This blended course has mandatory pre-course activities to complete in your own time and course activities to engage with during the live session.

Pre-course activities (duration about 1h) will prepare you for the live session: you will have 2 short videos to watch, which will provide you with some reflective strategies to enhance your critical thinking, critical reading and critical writing. You will also need to critically analyse a piece of writing and write a short critical summary (max 300 words).

During the live session you will discuss strategies to be critical with other students and you will work in small groups to discuss your short summary.


  • This course contains basics concepts about critical thinking, critical reading and critical writing.
  • The deadline for registration is two weeks before the live course to allow the completion of pre-course activities.
  • You will need to complete and share pre-course activities by 17h the day before the live session (you will receive details from the tutor by email).

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this blended course you will be better able to:

  • Define the meaning of “critical thinking”
  • Identify techniques to critique when reading
  • Employ strategies to demonstrate critique when writing 
  • Evaluate your work through self-critique

How to Book

Please select a date and book on via Inkpath using your Imperial Single-Sign-On.   Bookings will close two weeks before each live session.