Time management

Reading effectively

Have reading targets

The purpose of reading is:

  • to gather information and ideas
  • to test hypotheses
  • to develop your thoughts.

Sometimes you will achieve this from the detailed reading of a single piece of work. At other times, you may gain more by dipping in and out of several texts in order to broaden your general knowledge of the topic.

Decide what you want to learn from the session and take a break when you have achieved it.

Tip: Learning is more effective when spread out.

For example: four sessions of 30 minutes will be more effective than a single 2-hour session