What is this topic about?

At every stage of your studies you will need to read texts with care and attention. This might seem like a very basic skill, but academic reading is very different to reading for pleasure. Your studies will require you to read a wide range of sources, each with different perspectives and agendas. It can be quite a challenge to keep all these ideas in your head at once, which is why it’s important to develop a useful system of note-taking. There are many models of note-taking, and these resources will help you decide which one is right for you.

Reading and Note-Taking Mini Module
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Reading and Note Taking Video


Active Listening

Mastering active listening skills will strengthen your academic study. These skills will help with note taking, understanding lectures and feedback from Tutors. The aim of this workshop is to explain in detail the reasons why active listening can help you in your degree. There will be top tips and advice on listening skills. This session will help students to combine numerous skills and allow active listening to heighten their existing skills.

Note Taking

As a university student you will need to make notes about the texts you read and the lectures you attend. This workshop will demonstrate that by taking notes you can effectively kickstart your learning, initiating the process of understanding and memorising new concepts and information from a very early stage. We will explore a few different styles of note-taking so that you can find the one that suits you best.