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Academic Skills Online

These online tutorials are designed to help you develop the academic skills you will need whilst studying at Goldsmiths. They reflect a series of face to face workshops which you can book to attend.

Reading: Reflective Questionnaire

Start by downloading this interactive questionnaire which has been designed to help you reflect on your reading habits. Revisit the questionnaire when you've worked through this section to decide on actions to improve your reading strategies.

Before you start reading

Where do I start?

This  presentation concentrates on selective reading strategies and how they can help with choosing relevant reading material for research purposes. This section concentrates on assessing the relevance of text and how scanning and skimming can help with this process. 

Following this presentation are some interactive exercises to text your selective reading strategies.

Skimming and Scanning exercise

Scanning exercises

Test your scanning skills by looking for specific words or numbers in the exercises below. 

In depth / Critical Reading

Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review 

Use active reading strategies such as the SQ3R reading technique. Find out more by watching the interactive demo below. 

Reading strategies part 3