Do lecturers expect us to read the whole chapter?

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Okay so basically for every module I will get set a reading each week (and also for one specific module, there's a few things I have to watch as well as read), sometimes these readings aren't very long and I don't mind that but a lot of the time my lecturers will set super long chapters that we need to read for the seminar and I struggle with getting through the whole thing. I'm second year now so I have done a fair bit of academic reading but I still sometimes struggle keeping up with all my readings because I get set about 5 a week + a watching. I was just wondering if lecturers actually expect us to read the whole of these chapters or would reading half of it suffice (or at least enough to understand the reading)? Also, if anyone else has struggled to keep up with the readings like me?
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Not sure what your course is (mine was English and Education) but by second year we were only really skim reading things/looking at essay topics we knew we would do and paid more attention to those weeks.
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Okay so basically for every module I will get set a reading each week (and also for one specific module, there's a few things I have to watch as well as read), sometimes these readings aren't very long and I don't mind that but a lot of the time my lecturers will set super long chapters that we need to read for the seminar and I struggle with getting through the whole thing. I'm second year now so I have done a fair bit of academic reading but I still sometimes struggle keeping up with all my readings because I get set about 5 a week + a watching. I was just wondering if lecturers actually expect us to read the whole of these chapters or would reading half of it suffice (or at least enough to understand the reading)? Also, if anyone else has struggled to keep up with the readings like me?
Depends what it's about. If it's something I really need to understand then I'll sit and read it so I learn it. If it's not that important I skim read.
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Okay so basically for every module I will get set a reading each week (and also for one specific module, there's a few things I have to watch as well as read), sometimes these readings aren't very long and I don't mind that but a lot of the time my lecturers will set super long chapters that we need to read for the seminar and I struggle with getting through the whole thing. I'm second year now so I have done a fair bit of academic reading but I still sometimes struggle keeping up with all my readings because I get set about 5 a week + a watching. I was just wondering if lecturers actually expect us to read the whole of these chapters or would reading half of it suffice (or at least enough to understand the reading)? Also, if anyone else has struggled to keep up with the readings like me?
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This will depend on your course, but I was generally told by my tutors to skim read and focus on the important topics in the chapter, for example if I did not fully understand a certain concept in the lecture I would focus my reading on that.

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I was just wondering if lecturers actually expect us to read the whole of these chapters or would reading half of it suffice (or at least enough to understand the reading)?
So this is “lecturer speak” for “anything in the chapters I set is something I am perfectly at liberty to set an exam question on”.
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