Focus your reading

Learning at Lincoln - Pile of six books of various size.

Before embarking on your reading think about the following:

  • Why am I reading this?
  • What information am I looking for?
  • What questions am I trying to answer?

This will help you to focus your reading and to read actively. You want to avoid a situation where you start to read something and then realise that you have read a page without taking anything in!

You also want to ensure that you make effective notes, so avoid copying out pages or paragraphs of text as this may lead to plagiarism.

There is more information about how to reference correctly and avoid plagiarism in the section onĀ Academic Writing.

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