Reading Skills


Effective Reading - Univeristy of Kent

Useful guidelines and suggestions on this ever difficult topic.

Effective Reading - Sheffield Hallam Univeristy

A clear, consise summary of the most important points related to effective reading skills.

Six Steps to Effective Reading - University of Bradford

A useful, thorough manual put together by the University of Bradford on effective reading.

Effective Reading - University of Wollongong Australia

In this article you are introduced to what is meant by reading with purpose, how to identify your purpose for reading, and three strategies to engage with texts for the purposes of efficiency, understanding and recall.


The Fundamentals of Critical Reading and Effective Writing - Dan Kurland

We quote: "Everyone complains that students cannot read well… and yet most high schools and colleges offer no course in critical reading. This is the website for just such a course."

Evaluating information Found on the Internet - Gerogetown University

Good checklist to consider when considering whether an internet site is reliable.

How to Evaluate Website Content - University of Edinburgh

How do you tell when information you find on the internet is reliable? Advice is provided to help you evaluate web content and decide if it's suitable for your research and study purposes.

Logical Fallacies

Fallacies are deceptive arguments or arguments that prove nothing.  Fallacies often seem superficially sound, and they far too often retain immense persuasive power even after being clearly exposed as false.  Fallacies are not always deliberate, but a good scholar’s purpose is always to identify and unmask fallacies in arguments.