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Study skills

Learn more about reading strategies, note taking and presenting.

Reading strategies

The following web resources for reading and note taking may be useful for you to help you become a more active reader.

Tips for reading a research article

How to read a scientific paper by Purdue University

How to read an empirical research article - video

How to read academic research - video

Note taking tips

How to take Cornell notes, LaTrobe University

Note making strategies – Charles Darwin University


The following web resources about presenting can serve as a helpful guide when working on your own presentation.

Academic presentations: teaching presentation skills to foreign students
Under 'Access to materials' click on the link that says download to play the video in Windows media.

Language and Learning Online - Speaking
This webpage from Monash University, Australia is for students who need to speak in class and give presentations but do not feel that they are fluent in speaking English.

Videos on study skills and critical reading