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Effective reading skills: Working through an example

Find ways to make notes for researching

Working through an example

Read, highlight and annotate strategy-

1. Read the text and highlight information that is relevant to your research question.

2. Make annotations or side notes to summarise information or make notes to yourself. You can do this using Cornell's note taking methods, sticky notes or an app such as Padlet.

3. You can make a summary of the text to ensure you understand what you have read, particularly if the text was difficult or complex.

4. Now put the article out of sight and out of mind so you are relying only on your notes.

Example

shortened version of read highlight and annotate