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Structuring the text

Post your questions or comments about organising the text in the best way suited to the given task.

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Using academic language and style

Post your questions or comments about using objective language, relevant formal vocabulary, and clear and concise sentence structure.

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Building an argument

Post your questions or comments about expressing viewpoints clearly and drawing conclusions.

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Synthesizing evidence into writing

Post your questions or comments about using the work of other authors to support the central argument.

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Paraphrasing and summarising

Post your comments or questions about rewriting the text in your own words without losing the original meaning, and identifying the main points and reducing a long text to a shortened version.

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Referencing and plagiarism

Post your comments or questions about providing in-text citations and references to avoid claiming ideas as your own.

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Academic Reading Forum
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Developing a critical approach to reading

Post your questions or comments about evaluating evidence in a text, identifying bias, and distinguishing between facts and opinions.

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Finding suitable sources

Post your questions or comments about searching for relevant academically sound texts.

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Selecting the key information

Post your questions or comments about identifying the most important information from the text relevant to the task.

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Distinguishing between main points and supporting evidence

Post your questions or comments about differentiating between the author’s central argument and the information used to back it up

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Note-taking

Post your questions or comments about taking notes when reading academic texts.

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