Effective Reading Strategies (GPLL24 | GPLL24


This workshop offers an introduction to strategies for approaching graduate level reading requirements. It is aimed at helping graduate students manage the graduate school reading workload, apply effective reading habits, and develop consistent organizational strategies. Students of all experience levels are welcome.

This workshop will instruct participants in effective reading techniques (including skim reading and close reading methods), discuss the trade-off between time and comprehension, provide advice in selecting texts for research, and give practical tips on note-taking and organization. Students will also have the opportunity to practice using the reading techniques.

Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Describe context-appropriate reading strategies for coursework, seminars, and research
2. Apply skim reading techniques and close reading techniques to meet their reading goals
3. Identify criteria for assessing the reading priority of texts for research
4. Apply effective note-taking strategies to enhance reading
5. Explore organizational techniques for managing readings and references

Leaders Information

Keenan is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Education at Concordia. Previously, he has studied at a number of different institutions in a variety of fields, including adult education, international relations, advertising, and international business, and holds a certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Prior to joining a Concordia, he was engaged in teaching support, elearning, academic tutoring, and academic soft skills development at a number of different institutions in his hometown of Hong Kong.


Event details

Workshop Location


Start Date

Friday, October 28, 2022

End Date

Friday, October 28, 2022

Workshop days



From 13:00 to 15:00


Keenan Manning


Parush Bamrah


37 / 60

Registration deadline

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

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