These skills are also tested on the GMAT – one of the most popular tests for admission to graduate business schools.

In this free online course you can improve your skills and learn how to identify common obstacles to effective thinking.

This course is open to anyone with an interest in improving their logical and critical thinking skills. No previous knowledge or experience is required.

About the course

Even though we’re called upon to use our critical and logical thinking skills all the time, most of us are not that good at it.

During this course you’ll learn how to:

  • identify and avoid common thinking mistakes that lead to the formation of bad beliefs;
  • recognise, reconstruct and evaluate arguments;
  • use basic logical tools to analyse arguments;
  • and apply those tools in areas including science, moral theories and law.

By the end of the course, you will have acquired the basic skills to assess arguments logically and critically, and so be in a better position to own the reasons for your beliefs.

Starting date: 28 Sept 2015

Duration: 8 weeks

Language: English

Institution: University of Auckland

Educator: Tim Dare, Patrick Girard

Platform: Future Learn