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Reading and Making Notes

Reading and Making Notes

Chapter objectives

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Having read this chapter you will:

  • understand the importance of reading the set text before lectures
  • know the stages of reading and note taking
  • know what questions to have in mind in order to think critically about academic texts
  • understand some important points about the use of technology
  • know how to use mind maps to collate information.

If you are an avid reader of books, you will cherish the ease and beauty of the story. If you are more into magazines or newspapers, you will be served the information of a story in compact yet accessible language. An article will generally not go into detail as its length and scope will not permit to do so. Rather you will get the general ...

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