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Why should you read your textbooks?

Posted on: June 25, 2020

It can be easy to ignore your course reading, to 'forget' to do it and to trust that all you need to know will be discussed in class. But there are many good reasons to take the time to do the assigned reading. Click on the crosses below to find out more.

  • Repeated reading helps you retain information
  • Offers a framework to the topics you’re studying
  • Provides a guide to wider exploration of the topic
  • Not all material is covered in lectures, you could encounter textbook material in the exam
  • Allows you to gain a better understanding of a topic discussed in class
  • Helps you to participate fully in class discussions
  • Helps you develop your critical thinking skills
  • Provides you with an understanding of the subject before the lecture