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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 remember information
  • Provides context for the topic you're studying
  • Provides a guide to further exploration of the topic
  • Some textbook material may appear in your exam, as not all material is covered during lectures
  • Improves your understanding of a class topic
  • Makes it easier for you to participate in class discussions
  • Helps you develop your critical thinking skills
  • Prepares you for the lecture by providing an understanding of the subject