SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Research Reading

The Research Reading course runs for 4 weeks and aims to offer strategies for dealing with research-driven reading. This course should be useful for all postgraduate students, particularly those who are doing a Masters course and are embarking on their dissertations. By the end of the course, students should be able to employ a more focussed, analytical and independent approach to their reading.

Areas covered include:
  • Sourcing research material
  • Reading independently
  • Identifying core reading
  • Types of reading material
  • Using bibliographies and cross referencing
  • Using primary and secondary sources
  • Evaluating sources
  • Note-taking strategies
  • Summarising and paraphrasing

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