Wanna learn the secret to a better GPA? Then you’ll need to learn how to argue. No, I don’t mean how to yell at your professor or debate with your mates but to argue — to offer a logically connected series of reasons for believing in something or some course of action.

How do you explain and report on scientific findings? With an argument. How do you justify your recommendations in a policy report? With an argument. How do you persuade a judge of the correct interpretation of case law? You guessed it — with an argument. Arguments are everywhere, especially at university. So learning how to argue is essential for doing well in any assessment item that requires you to explain, justify, analyse or evaluate something.

This workshop is designed to introduce you to the intellectual tools and critical thinking skills necessary for academic writing, showing how to use these skills to meet course objectives and marking criteria.


Event open to UQ Link and YAP students only.

Free pizza will be offered to registered students starting from 11:30 am in the informal dining space outside room 343. Please register by February 17. 

About UQ events

The UQCTP organises training sessions, workshops, and other training activities for UQ students and staff.


General Purpose South (78)
Staff House Road, The University of Queensland,
St Lucia QLD 4072