Week 2 summary

This Week you explored:

  • How to search for and identify relevant information sources.
  • Different techniques for reading widely, around a subject.
  • The SQ3R technique for reading efficiently, making notes and recalling information to help you refer to your readings within an academic essay.

Next week you move onto the topic of paragraphs. You will look at why it is essential to write an academic essay in paragraphs and how to construct and link paragraphs to demonstrate your understanding of the topic and your wider reading. You are also invited to write a sample paragraph, so that you can consolidate what you have learnt so far and test some of your newly acquired skills.

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An Intermediate Guide to Writing in English for University Study

University of Reading