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International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Reading Skills and Note-taking

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The Reading Skills and Note-taking course runs for 5 weeks and aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness with which students deal with academic texts. Strategies will be introduced and practiced to enable students to gather and keep information more successfully. The course will be very practical and will maintain relevance by encouraging students to use material from their own academic studies as a basis for the classes.

Areas covered will include:
  • Identifying key ideas and following arguments
  • Selecting and prioritising information
  • Paraphrasing and summarising
  • Developing abbreviations
  • Laying out notes