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Reading and Taking Notes for Writers | How I Prepare to Write Academic Papers

Academic writing often requires a ton of reading. If you just try to read everything word-by-word, you'll probably overwhelm yourself and spend far more time than you need to.

In this video, I explain my strategies for handling large reading assignments as I prepare to write my own papers. These techniques grew out of my experience reading way too much in graduate school, and they helped me to stay afloat. Of course, these are the things that work for me, so use these tips as a starting point. Feel free to modify them to suit your needs.

Also, to get you started on your mission to skim aggressively, here's a downloadable guide that will help you to know what you should pay attention to and what you can safely skip while you're skimming:

Skimming Guide
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