Studying Effectively
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Reading and evaluating

To succeed in your studies you’ll be spending a lot of your time reading and questioning various types of information resources such as books, journal articles and data sets.

Find out more about useful reading strategies and how to evaluate the context and reliability of information.

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Reading ~strategies

Strategies to help you read more effectively with limited time

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Evaluating information

Understanding context, reliability and personal responses to information

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Notetaking from reading

Interpreting sources in your own words

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Using statistics and data

Interpreting statistics or graphically presented data

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Types of information resource

Introducing the different types of information available

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Searching for resources

Finding the information you need as effectively as possible


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