Reading Skills for Academic Study
You need to learn to read efficiently – you cannot read every word of every book. You need to:
- scan the library to find the correct shelves,
- scan the shelf to find useful books,
- use the contents pages, indexes to find the relevant parts,
- skim the chapters to find out if they are useful
- and finally read in detail.
Learning about how texts in your subject are structured will help you to read more efficiently.
But most importantly, you need to read.