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Skills Team Workshops: Speed reading techniques

Speed reading techniques

About this workshop

Workshop description

This master class is designed for those who want to develop their reading of academic texts. It provides strategies to help you improve your reading efficiency, speed and understanding. As active reading is backed by effective notes, this workshop will also help you with your note-taking.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Read an academic text efficiently
  • Utilise rapid reading strategies
  • Become an active reader
  • Develop new note taking techniques

Who this workshop is for

All students need the ability to synthesise large amounts of information but reading can be time consuming or daunting. This workshop is ideal for any undergraduate or postgraduate student who wishes to improve their reading efficiency and speed.


This workshop is run by an Academic & Library Specialist from the Brynmor Jones Library Skills Team.

Workshop format & availability

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To book your place on this workshop, click on one of the dates below to access the booking form.

Relevant SkillsGuides

More information on this topic can be found on the following SkillsGuides:

Reading at university