Studying Effectively
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Reading and interpreting sources and data

To succeed in your studies you’ll be using a range of library services and spending your time reading and questioning various types of information resources such as books, journal articles and data sets. Finding them and using them effectively is the focus here.


"I find there’s so much that you could potentially be reading or looking into... pick up on the main points and make sure you understand them well... question what you are reading, as opposed to just passively taking it in and agreeing with whatever points are being made.” - Dasha Kurzunina, UG student


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Library essentials

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Getting familiar with what the University libraries offer

Types of information resource

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Introducing the different types of information available

Finding resources

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Finding the information you need as effectively as possible

 

 

Search skills

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Finding precisely the resources that you need

Reading strategies

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Reading more effectively with limited time

Evaluating Information

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Understanding context, reliability and personal responses to information

 

 

Notetaking from reading

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Interpreting sources in your own words

Using statistics and data

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Interpreting statistics or graphically presented data

 

Online resources

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Studying Effectively

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