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PSY 302 – Child Development

Strategic Reading

Reading in an academic setting is different from reading for pleasure. The materials will be different (think of how dissimilar your favourite novel is from an academic article) and your motivation for reading will be different, due to assignment and time constraints.

Scanning academic articles is not only not cheating - it’s actually encouraged so that you can get an overview of what the article is about before jumping in. Reading strategically is a great way to determine whether or not the resources you have found will be worth reading and will be useful for your assignment.  Learn more at:


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