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GPLL24 - Effective Reading Strategies

This workshop offers an introduction to strategies for approaching graduate level reading requirements. It is aimed at helping incoming graduate students manage the graduate school reading workload, develop effective reading habits, and meet seminar expectations. Students of all experience levels are welcome.

This workshop will instruct participants in effective reading techniques (including skim reading and close reading methods), discuss the trade-off between time and comprehension, provide advice in selecting texts for research, and give practical tips on note-taking and organization. Students will have the opportunity to practice using the reading techniques.

Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Describe context-appropriate reading strategies for coursework, seminars, and research
2. Apply skim reading techniques and close reading techniques to meet their reading goals
3. Identify criteria for assessing the reading priority of texts for research
4. Apply effective note-taking strategies to enhance reading
5. Explore organizational techniques for managing reading and references

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Joseph E. Brito.

Joseph E. Brito is a doctorate candidate at the Department of Religions and Cultures, at Concordia University. His doctoral dissertation uses a post-colonial lens to demonstrate ways in which early Christian discourse and narratives used metaphors from the roman institution of slavery as rhetorical and theological device. Prior to joining the doctoral program, he completed his bachelor and master degree at Université de Montréal. As a researcher, he is passionate about post-colonial studies, migration and minority studies, and is currently involved with the Association for the Rights of Household Workers, focusing on migrant workers’ right.


Section 1
January 22, 2021, 11:00 - 12:00, Fri
Section 2
February 6, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00, Sat

Disclaimer: Available spots is an estimation.
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