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Academic reading

Getting through all of the available information for a research project can seem overwhelming. Watch Chris Fuller discuss academic reading skills.

Getting through all of the available information for a research project can seem overwhelming.

In this video Chris illustrates, using the the example of ambiguous song lyrics, the importance of knowing when you can skim over something, and when you need to give it a closer, critical read.


Through this week’s activities we encourage you to:

  • develop your academic reading skills by practicing scanning a text for specific information and skim reading a text to get the gist

  • practice deconstructing and understanding an academic argument when reading in order to create an argument in your own writing

  • join the discussion on how you can become proficient at note taking

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