Reading is a fundamental element of university study, whether researching or revising. When faced with reading lists from several modules , remember (as students and lecturers have explained in the podcasts) that you are not expected to read every book/journal in detail which appears on your reading list. Instead, it is up to you to identify which sources are most useful for your research topic.
Your academic life will also be easier if you are able to develop the ability to read effectively and make use of reading strategies.
When reading for academic purposes it is useful to ask yourself the following questions:
These questions should help you to start to engage with the material from the outset and become a more focused reader.
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