The Importance of Teaching Academic Reading Skills in First-Year University Courses

Infographic created by James Greenough, Senior Lecturer in English Language in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities.

James Greenough

The infographic below is part of a scholarship project where colleagues produce evidence-informed-teaching infographics to bridge the researcher-practitioner divide. Here James Greenough has synthesised an article which details how students often employ non-university strategies to read academic texts, resulting in their taking a surface approach to reading, and outlines some strategies aimed at helping students take a deep approach to reading. 

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