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Academic reading: Knowing your preferences

Knowing your preferences

So far, we’ve focused on how to improve your actual reading skills, but it makes sense to look at other aspects of reading that can impact the ease with which you read texts. In particular, let’s look at the circumstances in which you normally read and whether you are happy with them. Watch the video to learn more about how…

  • finding the right time;
  • choosing the right environment;
  • taking frequent breaks;
  • reading on paper or digitally;
  • and thinking about how you read in your first language

can set you up for success in reading or make things more difficult for you.