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Academic Reading

Academic Reading is defined as reading with a specifically academic and educational purpose. It differs from other forms of reading in not only the content of what is read, but also in how we read it, and what the author expects the reader to do. Examples of academic reading include more traditional books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and journal articles, but is an area that is rapidly evolving to include a vast number of resources available online. This section in Universidad del Rosario’s ASK Repository will help students be able to effectively find and use academic texts, as well as aid in their interpretation and provide the skills necessary to digest writing that is often complex and challenging in nature.

Subcategories of the section on academic reading include the following:

Subcategory Content
Critical Reading Deep reading, Dialogic reading, Reading and critical thinking
Effective Reading Identifying text types, Introduction to reading skills, Prediction strategies for reading, Introduction to speed reading, Introduction to scanning, Scanning for specific information, Reading to identify main points, Skim-reading practice
Effective Note-taking The Cornell Method, Organizing notes
Academic Journal Articles How journals are structured, Accessing journal articles
Discourse Community Understanding technical language

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