|For each of the following statements, rate your response:|
|1 = 'disagree'||2 = 'partly agree'||3 = 'agree'||4 = 'strongly agree'|
|1.||I understand the basic differences between analysis, critique and argument.|
|2.||I can clearly distinguish between descriptive writing and critical writing.|
|3.||I am able to identify significant parts, relations, patterns and themes in a piece of academic writing.|
|4.||I can identify premises (reasons and evidence) and conclusions, and analyse the structure of an argument.|
|5.||I am comfortable criticising the claims and arguments of others – including experts.|
|6.||I am aware of how my own background, beliefs and experiences may affect my judgements.|
|7.||I am good at mapping my own argument in preparation for persuasive/argumentative writing.|
|8.||I am comfortable doing a close analysis of language in order to analyse or critique an argument.|
|9.||I understand the difference between ‘text’ and ‘context’.|
|10.||I am confident in identifying fallacies in an argument.|
Checklist adapted from: Cottrell, S. 2005. Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan. P.13.