Reading with a Purpose
Before you can begin to write a report, essay, thesis, etc., an important first step is to gather information, primarily by reading. Throughout your university career you will do a lot of reading, and you will interact with many different types of documents (textbooks, articles, policies, novels, lab reports etc.) in order to inform your writing. Yet, often times we find ourselves at the bottom of a page not really understanding or even remembering what we just read. In order to get more out of your reading, it is important to be actively engaged in the reading process. To make the most of your reading, check out this handout contributed by Allison Nicolle.