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Reading, note-taking and referencing

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. two students reading

Reading, note-taking and referencing is at the heart of all academic study. Knowing how to use other people's work selectively and appropriately is a fundamental academic discipline, and allows you to show where your work sits as part of a web of academic knowledge.

We also have a series of bitesize video tutorials on referencing:

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Our next seminar is a 'putting it into practice session' on:

Writing Up Your Undergraduate Dissertation

Wed 28 January, 2-3.30, Carrington 101.

Bring along any current writing tasks for your dissertation to this hands-on session, led by a Study Adviser. 

No need to book - all welcome!

Our information desk will be open this term in Room 103 on the 1st floor of the Library from 12-4 every Mon-Fri in term time. If you wish to book an appointment or have a quick query, and cannot visit at these times, please email us at studyadvice@reading.ac.uk

 

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