Having the confidence to recognise and create good, strong arguments is a key element of academic and real world success. One of the main things that people develop at university are critical thinking skills, and being able to understand and make arguments is a core component across all higher education disciplines.
However, many young learners find it difficult to find the confidence to speak out on academic matters, and this confidence can adversely affect attainment and progression to higher education and fulfilling employment.
Our Confidence to Argue programme aims to support your young learners to develop key academic skills in critical thinking, creative ideation, structured responses to assessment, and authoritative presentation. If you are a teacher or staff member at an eligible school, you can contact us to arrange for a free Confidence to Argue workshop or book to attend our free student conference for year 10 learners.
We’ve put together some tips, tricks, and starting points below to help you put together a good argument, no matter who you are or what stage you are at.