What does the Critical Thinking Lab do?
Our mission is to help students do their best thinking.
Students can utilize our services by scheduling to meet with a trained critical thinking consultant. Instructors and teaching assistants can book us for in-class writing workshops.
When you schedule an appointment with us, you can expect an individualized session with a consultant who is eager to assist you with any critical thinking task. These tasks can take on various forms, from taking effective reading notes to brainstorming and then writing an essay. We're here for you every step of the way.
Reach out to us, and we'll think critically with you.
In-class writing workshops
These workshops are designed to teach students the basics of argumentative writing. When you sign up for a writing workshop, a senior consultant will come to your classroom to lead a 10–20 minute lesson on how to write thesis statements, introductions, conclusions, and paper outlines. The writing consultant may also walk students through how to approach the writing prompt(s). Time and other constraints are set by you, the requestor.
We hope that these workshops will motivate our students to get a head-start on their writing!
Location: Library Tower 1116 (note the recent move from the 12th floor)
Lab Director: Jonathan P. Hagofsky