Academically effective speed reading
Course code: RP00030
Topic: Personal effectiveness
Mode of delivery: Workshop
In order for academic reading to be effective, it needs to be a combination of efficient (in terms of speed and retention), strategic (in terms of appropriately targeted) and critical. This short workshop will give you a number of tools to help you to read more quickly, more strategically and more critically.
This workshop will introduce:
- Techniques to increase speed of reading, comprehension and retention including dealing with complex and difficult material
- Ways to improve information selection, absorption, retention and recall
- Methods and questions to improve your critical reading strategies
You will need to bring a book to practice your speed reading skills. A text book of 2-300 pages would be ideal. Bring something slightly lighter than your normal research papers, for example a book on a topic that particularly interests you. Highly technical material which is laid out in very small print is not suitable for training purposes! Novels or biographies are not suitable.
All researchers, all disciplines.
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