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Breaking Barriers Kit: How to upgrade your academic reading using apps and software

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Venue: Online

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In this workshop, we will look at what we mean by reading speed and reading comprehension, identify key strategies for academic reading and technology to support these strategies. Multisensory strategies are well-reputed to enhance comprehension, understanding and recall, as are strategies that promote active reading.

Good notemaking also contributes to effective understanding and recall. Using Sensus Access, Microsoft Word Read Aloud, ClaroRead and ClaroCapture, we will look at how technology can support effective academic reading and streamline your notemaking whether in preparation for lectures and seminars, exams or as work towards assignment. Come to this workshop if you would like to learn more about strategies and tricks for effective academic reading.

To learn more, watch our two-minute Breaking Barriers Kit explainer video

The Breaking Barriers Kit series comprises the following workshops run across each term and repeated across different days and times to maximise the opportunity to attend:

  • How to study from home
  • How to organise your studies using apps and software
  • How to make the most of Moodle using Sensus Access & ReciteMe
  • How to enhance your academic reading using apps and software
  • How to get your assignments started using apps and software
  • How to research your assignments more effectively using apps and software
  • How to plan your assignments using apps and software
  • How to draft your assignments using apps and software
  • How to polish and proofread your assignments using and software

Please consult the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module for resources corresponding to these workshops.

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