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  • A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking

A book on critical thinking with a particularly useful and brief appendix on CT mistakes and Strategies. Requires library login.

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A book on critical thinking with a particularly useful and brief appendix on CT mistakes and Strategies. Requires library login.

  • BBC Learning English - Pronunciation

Videos on how to pronounce the basic sounds of British English as well as other features such as assimilation and linking

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Videos on how to pronounce the basic sounds of British English as well as other features such as assimilation and linking

  • Comparing and Contrasting

"This [webpage] will help you first to determine whether a particular assignment is asking for comparison/contrast and then to generate a list of similarities and differences, decide which similarities and differences to focus on, and organize your paper so that it will be clear and effective. It will also explain how you can (and why you should) develop a thesis that goes beyond “Thing A and Thing B are similar in many ways but different in others.”"

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"This [webpage] will help you first to determine whether a particular assignment is asking for comparison/contrast and then to generate a list of similarities and differences, decide which similarities and differences to focus on, and organize your paper so that it will be clear and effective. It will also explain how you can (and why you should) develop a thesis that goes beyond “Thing A and Thing B are similar in many ways but different in others.”"

  • Critical Essay Writing

A guide to critical essay writing with videos and links to other sources.

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argumentcriticalitywritingwriting structure

A guide to critical essay writing with videos and links to other sources.

  • Critical Thinking - Conceptual Perspectives and Practical Guidelines

A book covering the skills of critical thinking and research on teaching and assessing CT.

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A book covering the skills of critical thinking and research on teaching and assessing CT.

  • Critical Thinking Skills : Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection

The seminal student-focused book on critical thinking. Requires library login.

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critical readingcritical thinkingcriticalityebooksotherresearch skills

The seminal student-focused book on critical thinking. Requires library login.

  • Critical Thinking: Tools for Evaluating Research

A book on critical thinking suitable for undergrads and postgrads. Library login needed

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critical readingcritical thinkingebooksotherresearch skills

A book on critical thinking suitable for undergrads and postgrads. Library login needed

  • Enjoy Writing Your Science Thesis Or Dissertation! : A Step-by-step Guide To Planning And Writing A Thesis Or Dissertation For Undergraduate And Graduate Science Students (2nd Edition)

This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students. Topics covered include advice on writing each section of a thesis as well as general discussions on collecting and organizing references, keeping records, presenting data, interacting with a supervisor and avoiding academic misconduct. Recommendations about how to use word processors and other software packages effectively are included, as well as advice on the use of other resources. A concise summary of important points of English grammar is given, along with appendices listing frequently confused words and wordy phrases to avoid. Further appendices are provided, including one on SI units. The aim is to provide an easy-to-read guide that gives students practical advice about all aspects of writing a science thesis or dissertation, starting from writing a thesis plan and finishing with the viva and corrections to the thesis.

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This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students. Topics covered include advice on writing each section of a thesis as well as general discussions on collecting and organizing references, keeping records, presenting data, interacting with a supervisor and avoiding academic misconduct. Recommendations about how to use word processors and other software packages effectively are included, as well as advice on the use of other resources. A concise summary of important points of English grammar is given, along with appendices listing frequently confused words and wordy phrases to avoid. Further appendices are provided, including one on SI units. The aim is to provide an easy-to-read guide that gives students practical advice about all aspects of writing a science thesis or dissertation, starting from writing a thesis plan and finishing with the viva and corrections to the thesis.

  • HelloTalk

A language exchange app where you can talk to native speakers of other languages. You need to pay for some features.

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A language exchange app where you can talk to native speakers of other languages. You need to pay for some features.

  • Inter-Institutional Collaborative Online Self-Access Project

A large list of videos with exercises and other activities to help you expand your vocabulary and develop your skills.

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A large list of videos with exercises and other activities to help you expand your vocabulary and develop your skills.

  • Lingbe

A free language exchange app where you can talk to native speakers of other languages.

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appsspeaking

A free language exchange app where you can talk to native speakers of other languages.

  • Lingro

Makes every word on webpage clickable and linked to dictionary - enter the webpage you want to read in Box 1 and select whether you want English explanation or translation of the words into other languages.

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Makes every word on webpage clickable and linked to dictionary - enter the webpage you want to read in Box 1 and select whether you want English explanation or translation of the words into other languages.

  • Mendeley

A reference manager supported by UCL Explore

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A reference manager supported by UCL Explore

  • Microsoft Templates

A huge resource of free templates for Office software, some suitable for academic uses.

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A huge resource of free templates for Office software, some suitable for academic uses.

  • New Academic Word List

A simple alphabetical list of all the words on the the Academic Word list with links to a few other useful vocabulary lists (scroll to the bottom).

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A simple alphabetical list of all the words on the the Academic Word list with links to a few other useful vocabulary lists (scroll to the bottom).

  • Open University - Study Skills

A collection of advice on Study skills with links to other advice.

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A collection of advice on Study skills with links to other advice.

  • Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking

A book covering the basics of developing an argument. Requires library login.

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A book covering the basics of developing an argument. Requires library login.

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education

An edited book of articles on critical thinking covering the research from many angles including a section on teaching CT

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An edited book of articles on critical thinking covering the research from many angles including a section on teaching CT

  • UCL Academic Integrity

UCL's main page for Academic Integrity with links to other resources.

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UCL's main page for Academic Integrity with links to other resources.

  • Using words positively

A pdf short guide to avoiding sexist and other offensive language in your writing.

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A pdf short guide to avoiding sexist and other offensive language in your writing.

  • Zotero

A free and easy to use reference manager and file organiser

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A free and easy to use reference manager and file organiser

The rainforest is home to more species of plants and animals than any other habitat on the planet. But for humans, life there is not as easy as it looks. Life in the trees requires great skill, ingenuity and sheer bravery.

The rainforest is home to more species of plants and animals than any other habitat on the planet. But for humans, life there is not as easy as it looks. Life in the trees requires great skill, ingenuity and sheer bravery.

The seventh of Harvard professor Michael Sandel's famous lectures on the philosophy of justice looks at the issue of individual rights and the freedom to choose. If our place in society is determined by where we best fit, doesn't that eliminate personal choice? What if I am best suited to do one kind of work, but I want to do another?

The seventh of Harvard professor Michael Sandel's famous lectures on the philosophy of justice looks at the issue of individual rights and the freedom to choose. If our place in society is determined by where we best fit, doesn't that eliminate personal choice? What if I am best suited to do one kind of work, but I want to do another?

  • LoudLit

A small collection of novels, poems and other literature as listenings. You can also read along.

A small collection of novels, poems and other literature as listenings. You can also read along.

  • Quizlet

Study languages or other subjects using flash cards and quizzes

Study languages or other subjects using flash cards and quizzes

  • TED Talk: A short intro to the Studio School

Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, "for real."

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Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, "for real."

  • TED talk: Let's use video to reinvent education

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

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learning approaches

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

  • TED Talk: The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

  • 21 Grams

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu , 2003

A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother and a born-again ex-con.

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A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother and a born-again ex-con.

A lovelorn screenwriter turns to his less talented twin brother for help when his efforts to adapt a non-fiction book go nowhere.

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A lovelorn screenwriter turns to his less talented twin brother for help when his efforts to adapt a non-fiction book go nowhere.