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Reading at University

Improve Your Focus and Make Better Notes

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 190
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Macmillan Study Skills

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21 March 2020

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This concise and practical text will equip students with the effective reading strategies they need when preparing for their university assessments. It dispels assumptions often made about the nature of reading at...

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This concise and practical text will equip students with the effective reading strategies they need when preparing for their university assessments. It dispels assumptions often made about the nature of reading at university, and provides an overview of the culture of academic reading, note-making, and what markers expect. This text provides support for reading structured around the process of crafting an assignment, including reading critically and developing an academic voice. 

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Dispels a number of dubious assumptions that students hold about university reading

Helps students to understand the different types of texts they will encounter at university

Provides a range of strategies that students can use to understand their field of study, particular texts and the relations between texts

Helps readers to speed up their reading, as well as read in a more focused and slower way, depending on what's needed

Shows students how to make notes

Introduction
Twelve dubious assumptions about reading at university
The purpose of universities and the nature of academic publishing and what this means for your reading
Marking criteria related to reading
The different types of sources encountered at university
Optimising the environment in which you read
Making notes when you read
Reading to work out what a source is generally about
Reading in depth
The assignment-production process: reading, planning and writing
Reading critically (part 1): different ways of using information in your writing, including critiquing
An extended activity about how to find, evaluate and use information from a single source
Reading critically (part 2): Comparative reading and synthesis
Reading to understand your field
Reading to write: developing your academic voice by imitating good writers
Reading widely to enrich your studies and life
Conclusion.
The book is a wealth of valuable advice, strategies, and resources about university and academic reading that will certainly help any undergraduate and graduate students as well as academic readers to navigate the reading demand in their studies and work. It is easy to follow and even fun to read! – Linh Phung, Eduling University Academy, USA.
Reading at University provides students with the tools necessary to tackle the volume and complexity of reading required at university. By taking students through a range of “myths”, followed by practical and helpful advice on how to maximise analytical reading, the book gives students the insider’s approach to effective reading. – Andrew Struan, University of Glasgow, UK.
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Jamie Roberts is a Learning Advisor at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is Director of Uniwrite, a company which runs preparatory writing courses for high school students.

Caitlin Hamilton is a Research Associate at the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is Editorial Manager of the Australian Journal of International Affairs.



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Jamie Roberts is a Learning Advisor at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is Director of Uniwrite, a company which runs preparatory writing courses for high school students.

Caitlin Hamilton is a Research Associate at the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is Editorial Manager of the Australian Journal of International Affairs.



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