How can I learn to read or study more efficiently?

Question:

How can I learn to read or study more efficiently?

Answer:

The simplest answer is, like almost anything else you wish to do well, you need to practice. Academic texts are often dense and use technical words related to the specific discipline for which they’re written. It can take a while to get used to reading texts written in this style but the more often you do it, the easier it will become.

It’s also important to know what you’re reading and why you’re reading it. This means that even before you start reading you need to look at the headings or overview and think about how this topic fits in with what you’re studying in class or what you’re researching for your assignment.

Macquarie provides several study support offerings to help with your learning skills, including skills development, tools and resources and peer support.