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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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Enhance your study skills - in minutes!

You might not think that you have time to develop your study skills, but we have some quick ideas that anyone can find time for...

Got 5 mins? - watch a video tutorial, on essay writing or referencing, for instance.

Got 10 mins? - record yourself recapping the main points of your last lecture - it's more effective than copying up your notes.

Got 30 mins? - review your study practices with a Study Adviser and see if there's anything you could be doing more effectively.

 

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