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EL00717: Critical reading

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Academic Skills Centre
Further information on credits Credits: 0      [equivalent to 0 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: See Director of Studies for further information
Further information on unit levels Level: Non-credit (FHEQ level n/a)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: Not applicable
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Not Applicable
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Not applicable
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To enable students to raise the standard of their degree course work through reading academic texts more effectively and critically.

Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this unit students will be better able to:
* evaluate texts critically;
* understand academic written texts;
* read more quickly and efficiently;
* take notes from academic written texts.

Having completed this unit students will be better able to:
* Approach new reading material with confidence.


* Prediction
* Skimming and scanning
* Reading for gist
* Improving reading efficiency
* Note-taking from academic written texts
* Understanding the writer's intention
* Understanding the meaning of a text
* Distinguishing fact from opinion
* Evaluating an academic text critically.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EL00717 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.

Academic Skills Centre