M3001 Critical Thinking I
M3001 Critical Thinking I


  • Module: Academics
  • Unit Code: M3001
  • Instructor: David Talbert
  • Level: Level 1

Unit Overview

This unit introduces students to the principles and practices of critical thinking, including how to make an argument and find relevant evidence.

Learning Outcome:

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Define what is critical thinking, and why it is important
  • Develop the habits to become a critical thinker
  • Identify and employ the three methods of reasoning
  • Explain why it is important to have a mindset of active thinking
  • Find the important elements in an argument
  • Recognize evidence by combining personal experience, authority, and science
  • Distinguish between a piece of strong and weak evidence
  • Explain what are bad connections, distractions and hidden assumptions in logics
  • Avoid confirmation bias and shifting the burden of proof

Unit Tasks

  • Read and review the lesson study guide;
  • Watch the lesson videoss
  • Read, review, and complete the teaching note
  • Complete assignment 2, and review the answers
  • Take and complete the quiz test


Each lesson in this unit offers 100 credits, including:

  • 25 credits for video attendance.
  • 25 credits for completing teaching notes, 5 for each blank
  • 25 credits for completing multiple choice questions, 5 for each question
  • 25 credits for taking the quiz test, 5 for each question

Video Attendance

Credit Value Requirement
25 Watch more than 3 times
20 Watch more than 2 times
15 Watch more than 1 time
0 Watch less than 1 time
(including 1 time)

Lecture Notes

Credit Value Requirement
5 First answer is correct.
4.5 Second answer is correct.
4 Third answer is correct.
3 Third answer is incorrect

Multiple Choice

Credit Value Requirement
5 First choice is correct.
4.5 Second choice is correct.
4 Third choice is correct.
3 Third choice is incorrect


Credit Value Requirement
2.5 Choice is correct.
0 Choice is incorrect.