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sabuch
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Hi guys,
I have just finished my first year of uni and all of my assignments had feedback to do wider reading. I understand this will be to use more references and develop my ideas etc.
Does anyone have any advice on how to do this effectively? I can't just sit and read the whole reading list for everything... should I use the reading list for the specific topics?
Also should I read up on things over the summer and make notes?
I really want to up my grades next year so any advice would be amazing
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(Original post by sabuch)
Hi guys,
I have just finished my first year of uni and all of my assignments had feedback to do wider reading. I understand this will be to use more references and develop my ideas etc.
Does anyone have any advice on how to do this effectively? I can't just sit and read the whole reading list for everything... should I use the reading list for the specific topics?
Also should I read up on things over the summer and make notes?
I really want to up my grades next year so any advice would be amazing
For an undergraduate degree you're expected to put in around 30 hours of work on top of lectures etc per week. With that in mind then reading the reading list is usually doable.

Most uni's don't give out a reading list in advance of the 1st semester but if you know your topics then a bit of background reading during the summer won't hurt.
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(Original post by sabuch)
Hi guys,
I have just finished my first year of uni and all of my assignments had feedback to do wider reading. I understand this will be to use more references and develop my ideas etc.
Does anyone have any advice on how to do this effectively? I can't just sit and read the whole reading list for everything... should I use the reading list for the specific topics?
Also should I read up on things over the summer and make notes?
I really want to up my grades next year so any advice would be amazing
Hi,
I finished uni with a 1st. The way to do it is get loads of journal articles from the internet and loads of different books from google books and skim them for the information that you need. Then quote it and include in your reference list. The trick is to reference 10 books for 1000 words, 20 books for 2000 words etc. Always quote some official documents too. But journals are the best things to up your wider reading.
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