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Reading and making notes

Expert guidance from Study Advice at the University of Reading

Reading and notemaking is at the heart of all academic study. Much of what you will learn in your time at university will be as a result of your own independent research - reading books, journals and websites on your topic, making notes and using what you have learnt as evidence to support your arguments in seminars, presentations and written assignments.

It's an important part of your studies, so it's worth learning how to do it well. Learning how to manage your reading and take effective notes can give you back hours of your time for studying