The Workshop --
Reading habits and styles are changing while academic work continues to require focused attention and long-term retention. Discover effective strategies and solutions to reading dilemmas by attending this workshop. Questions may be sent to Jane Currie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What conditions serve you best as you read? Consider the noise level, lighting, and seating that suit you.
Track how much time you need to do different kinds of reading: textbooks versus literature, straightforward versus challenging.
Decide for yourself how you are going to establish times for reading in your day and within the time you dedicate to studying outside class. This relates back to content earlier in this guide about knowing yourself as a reader; both the time of day when you are most capable of effective reading and the length of time you will need to complete a reading assignment.
A variety of time management techniques and tools can be applied to your reading. A few options are linked below.
How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Carles Van Doren (Simon & Schuster, 1972)
Slow Reading in a Hurried Age by David Mikics (Belknap Press, 2013)
Please use the links in earlier sections of this guide to find more information on the recommended note-taking and time management strategies.
Contact a librarian for more reading suggestions or for assistance accessing any of the resources listed in this guide.