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Study skills: Reading for university

Venue: Online, Online

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Many students find it hard to cope with the quantity and complexity of academic reading that is required of them at university. This session will help you to identify the difficulties that you experience with reading for academic purposes (both online and virtually); and the importance – and how to use – active and critical reading strategies to help you cope with the quantity of reading expected at university, to increase your understanding and memory of the material, and how to integrate your reading into your writing.

Please note this workshop is for enrolled Birkbeck students only, and you will require your student login details to access the workshop.

This online workshop will take place on a Blackboard Collaborate link within the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle Module. If you have booked, you will be emailed another link as a reminder to your registered email address (so please remember to check your junk mail.)

This workshop will be repeated numerous times throughout the academic year.

The central study skills team offers a variety of study skills and writing skills workshops.

This is one of the study skills workshop series, which consists of:

1. Time management and organising your studies
2. Procrastination, perfectionism and prioritisation
3. Critical thinking 1 – what is critical thinking?
4. Critical thinking 2 – building and evaluating academic argument
5. Reading for university
6. Notemaking for academic purposes
7. Mindmapping
8. Summarising and paraphrasing effectively

Contact name:

  • Sara Steinke