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Learning Support tip n°10

We have all had the experience of reading a long and then not being able to remember a thing about it. Even highlighting text is not sufficient to fix new information in our memories, to learn. To avoid wasting valuable study time, practice active reading. Reading actively means you ask yourself questions about what you are reading before, during and after you read. Engaging with information in this way helps you process the information and fix it more securely in your memory. In short, active reading enables you to learn more effectively and efficiently.

For further help with active reading see Open University – active reading