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Additional resources

For more information about how to develop your critical thinking skills, see the following resources:

An analysis of an argument

This overview explains the language techniques used by, Dawson, the author to persuade the reader of her position

Becoming a critical thinker

Critical thinking doesn’t just happen. It takes time to develop and practice the necessary combination of knowledge, skills and attitude.

Choose valid sources

This tutorial will cover why it is important to find the right type of information for your assignment and strategies for how to evaluate that information


Critical thinking is a skill you need to teach yourself by actively engaging with ideas in your discipline area.

Critical reading process

Reading critically requires active reading. Asking questions as you read forms the basis of critical reading. Questions like those listed below help you to maintain focus while reading, to examine...

Doing the work

Strategies for doing group work

Exam techniques

These techniques will help you prepare for exams

Good notes

Taking good notes for study purposes

How to create a mind map

Examples of brainstorm and mind map thinking processes used in study and work situations

How to study company law

This resource will help you to develop strategies for learning and remembering the course content and demonstrate a four-step technique for writing case study answers.

How to take notes

A summary of note-taking "bottleneck problems" and retention of information, explaining how to identify key and minor points, and how to use chunking to simplify the process.


This tutorial will give you some useful techniques to improve your performance in exams.


A short video about using the LibrarySearch search engine to find print and electronic resources held by RMIT University Library

Managing the reading

Managing your reading when studying law

Maximising your study sessions

Information to help you maximise your study session including organising information, categorising information visually, and identifying topics that are likely to be on the exam

Mind maps

Mind maps are a useful visual tool for organising, revising and remembering Company Law topics.


Note-taking is an active process that enhances your ability to concentrate and learn. This tutorial will show you how to improve your study skills in this area.

Preparing for exams

A tutorial with useful techniques to improve exam performance

Regular revision

Revision begins in the first week of the semester. This page explains how topics are presented logically and sequentially so you need to build on your knowledge and understanding throughout the...