how to read for academia

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3 Simple Ways to Master Reading for Study

Slammed with reading assignments? Reading for study is a whole new game at the university level. With the right technique, you can hit the books efficiently and build comprehension.

In Coming to Grips with Reading and Writing Academic Articles, Yukon College recommends checking out the sources used by the author. “Check the foot- or endnotes or look at the reference list. Knowing where the author got the information will tell you whether the author is looking at something new (interviews, letters, archival or government documents, etc.), taking a new look at something old (books and articles), or combining new and old.”

Another UNSW tip for Effective Reading: plan to read the material twice and only take notes during the second reading.
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