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The Essentials

the essentials

Introduction

'Reading', 'writing', 'listening', 'taking notes': these may sound pretty basic, whatever level you're at; but a well-skilled student can consciously adopt different reading and writing styles or note-taking formats to suit the context. This section aims to help you develop a range of different styles in these areas.

If you're not sure where to start, reflect on your experience of study so far — jot down what comes easily to you, and what feels more challenging. Try using the questionnaires in the "Where do I start?" topic to help you.