Reading and note-making strategies

Tackling the mountain of reading you have for your research may seem daunting.  This workshop looks at strategies to help you select what to read, how to extract the most value from what you read and how to make effective notes from your reading.


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • select your reading strategically
  • plan your reading according to what you need to know
  • assimilate the purpose of texts quickly
  • apply techniques to improve your reading rate
  • apply techniques to improve your note-making

What to bring

Please bring some of your own reading material so that you can practise reading and note-making strategies during the session.


This course is aimed at postgraduate researchers.

Course dates

Workshops will take place on the following dates.  Please click the link on your preferred date to book your place.

Please note: all our workshops are subject to a minimum level of registration. If this is not reached the workshop will be cancelled and you will be offered a place on an alternate date.

Postgraduate Researchers with disabilities

Please contact if you have any support requirements resulting from a physical, sensory or hidden disability, mental health or a specific learning difficulty. We would be happy to provide assistance to ensure your time with us is enjoyable.