Manage the volume and complexity of reading at university.

Overview

You will encounter a great deal of information during your studies. Much of this will come to you through lectures, reading, discussion, and research.

The Academic Reading and Note-making module will provide you with strategies for selecting relevant information and approaches, and for making effective notes that will prove useful later on.

This module is aimed at:

  • current students across all departments and subjects, to manage the volume and complexity of reading
  • prospective international students, to develop effective reading skills for university study
  • IELTS academic test-takers, to improve their current reading skills.

Module content

Study method

The study method of this module is distinct from any other online course because of its interactive features. Within the module, you will find:

  • diagnostic test to assess your current ability and personalise your learning
  • practice activities to reinforce new skills
  • journal entries to store your thoughts and reflect at a later stage
  • audio and video clips to keep your learning interesting
  • module assessment to test your understanding and check your progress.

IT requirements

The Academic Reading and Note-making module is delivered online through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). To participate in the module, you must have access to an internet-connected computer (desktop or laptop). 

This is a technology-enhanced training module. Therefore, you must be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending emails and searching the internet.

Who is this module for?

The Academic Reading and Note-making module is aimed at:  

  • current students across all departments and subjects, to take control of reading complex texts
  • prospective international students, to develop effective reading skills for university study
  • IELTS academic test takers, to improve their current reading skills. 

 

Module outcomes

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