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Geography, Environment and Planning

What are Reading Lists?

Most reading lists for the Geography, Environment and Planning are available in the University's Reading List Online (RLO) system.  This provides a single point of access to recommended reading and includes:

  • information about books’ availability
  • links to our online resources, including e-books and journal articles
  • scanned extracts of key readings

You can find links to your lists from the Support Resources button on your Blackboard module/course content or alternatively you can search for your module by module name, module code in Reading List Online.

Think of the reading list as your starting point within each subject. It has been designed to develop your subject knowledge and you can develop further by searching in Library Search for other resources related to your module.

Strategies for Supporting Academic Reading: what do other students say

We are all unique and learn in a variety of different ways and use different strategies for reading and working with information.  This video allows you to consider which practice will work best for you and you may find a new approach that you want to try!

Reading Critically: be active in your reading

Here are some tips and strategies on how to get more from your reading. Learn how to identify the purpose of your reading, the correct approach to take, and adopt new techniques such as skimming and scanning.

Reading and Notemaking tutorials

You will encounter a great deal of information during your studies. Much of this will come to you through lectures, reading, discussion and research. These tutorials cover strategies for:

  • reading effectively
  • making notes while reading
  • making notes in lectures

The materials above have been provided by the Skills Centre at Sheffield Hallam University. 

The Skills Centre runs sessions on both campuses covering all sorts of topics, from improving your writing to stats help. You can find out more out about the Skills Centre here.