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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 graduate students manage the graduate school reading workload, apply effective reading habits, and develop consistent organizational strategies. 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 also 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 readings and references

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Eileen Mary Holowka.

Eileen Mary Holowka is a writer and PhD candidate currently studying the intersections of social media and chronic illness. She has worked in game design and literary publishing, and her academic writing includes work on Instagram, affect theory, chronic pain, and memes.


Section 1
September 20, 2021, 18:00 - 20:00, Mon
Section 2
October 28, 2021, 09:00 - 11:00, Thu

Disclaimer: Available spots is an estimation.
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