Reading at University: A Guide for Students by Gavin Fairbairn

Reading at University: A Guide for Students

byGavin Fairbairn, Susan Fairbairn

Paperback | September 1, 2001

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Reading as a student demands new skills and new disciplines.

Students must read. They must read to inform themselves about the subjects they are studying and to allow them to write assignments, reports and dissertations. Though most students can read fairly well, few can make as much or as efficient use as possible of the time they devote to reading for academic purposes.

Many guides to study offer a pot pourri of techniques for improving reading skills. None gives as full a treatment of this essential and underpinning area of academic life as Reading at University.

The authors believe that students must change both the ways in which they read and the ways in which they think about reading. This book offers effective and efficient strategies for fulfilling students' reading and study potential.

About The Author

Gavin J. Fairbairn is currently Professor of Professional Development in Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Glamorgan, following many years in teacher education as a Senior Lecturer, then Reader in Education. He has published widely on education and applied ethics and his other books include, with Chris Winch, Reading, Writing ...
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Title:Reading at University: A Guide for StudentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:3.35 × 2.09 × 0.22 inPublished:September 1, 2001Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:033520385X

ISBN - 13:9780335203857

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Thinking about reading and about yourself as reader
Reading as a student
Developing your skills as a reader
Active reading
developing a relationship with texts and their authors
Deciding what to read
Reading as notetaking
Reading and writing
Where to read and when?
Sharing reading with friends
Reading your own work
References
Index.

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“This is a superb book. I found it user-friendly, and a joy to read. It covered so much that undergraduate students need to know about reading effectively and about other associated activities like note-taking; yet at the same time, it had useful thoughts and ideas to offer this grizzled old veteran of a reading student…Not many textbooks can claim to be of interest and relevance to novice, to moderately experienced and to experienced readers. This…is one such example of a text with universal appeal. My advice to you who read and claim to be students, would be to buy it, to think about its message…to use it, and to…return to it in the future, when your reading skills may again be in need of recharging.” – ILT