2.1 The main challenges
Reading textbooks and other academic and specialist sources can be difficult for a range of reasons. In the following activity, you will consider the main challenges.
Click on 'SIGN IN to enrol' to get started.You can find out more about registering and OpenLearn in our FAQs.
Academic and specialist texts may take longer to read than the texts you read every day and may contain a great deal of information about unfamiliar topics. They may also be structured differently from the texts you normally read. Therefore engaging with pieces of extended writing can be challenging unless you employ useful strategies. The next few activities will help you discover strategies to make reading easier.