How to read at university

what is this topic about?

It's not called 'reading for a degree' for nothing, and to tackle the large volume of reading you need to do at university you will need to develop an efficient and effective reading strategy. If your current reading strategy consists of moving your eyes across a page of text from left to right, from the top of the page to the bottom - before completely forgetting what it was you just read - this topic will give you some tips to help you learn from what you read.

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when you've done this topic, you'll be able to:

who should do this topic?

This topic is aimed at university students, and anyone interested in getting more out of their reading.

how long will this topic take?

Each page in this topic will take 10-20 minutes to complete, so if you work through the whole topic it will take you about an hour to complete. You can use the topic navigation box to jump to the pages that will be most helpful to you, or you can start at the beginning and work through the whole topic - it's entirely up to you.

what do I need to know before I do this topic?

You don't need any prior knowledge to do this topic.

do I need any equipment or resources to do this topic?

For some of the activities in this topic, you'll need a pen and paper.

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