Social Work students need to be critical, analytical and evaluative in their thinking, reading and writing when undertaking the challenge of a degree course. And while lecturers may highlight this need when marking assignments, there is limited space to explore these topics within an already tight social work curriculum. This revised second edition will help students develop these essential skills by linking activities and reflection points to practice and social work theory. There are full links to the Professional Capabilities Framework throughout and this revised edition features a new chapter on developing emotional intelligence. This new chapter makes the book particularly useful for students about to go on placement.