Reading and Note Taking (Study Preparation) OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Reading Course by The Open University

Published Feb 15, 2009

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Sharpen your skills in reading for meaning and interpreting details in 'Reading and Note Taking (Study Preparation).' In this free course offered by The Open University, students learn basic skills to improve their reading for clarity and understanding. They also explore note taking and interpreting in their own words the material they've read. This OpenCourseWare can be completed in 12 hours and is suitable for undergraduates seeking to enhance their study habits.

Reading and Note Taking (Study Preparation): Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes No

Reading and Note Taking (Study Preparation): Course Description

Strong study habits and solid grades go hand-in-hand. In Reading and Note Taking, an OpenCourseWare offered by The Open University, students discover ways to adapt their reading to various subjects. Techniques such as skimming, scanning and focused reading are explained. This free course also reveals tips for summarizing the main details of a passage or story and interpreting the meaning in your own words using references and quotes. Note-taking shortcuts such as symbols and abbreviations illustrate how to write quickly without losing the meaning of what's being read. The reading and note taking techniques outlined in this course can be applied to any subject, offering students a well-rounded understanding of how to study, read for clarity and summarize content.

Study materials are available free online. If you are interested in taking this free course, visit the reading and note taking course page.

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