Developing Critical Reading Techniques

Most of us are doing lots of reading – that’s the easy part, right? But we’re not always reading the most effective way. Although we accumulate lots of material and ideas, we struggle to turn it into academic writing. In this interactive webinar, we’ll look at several techniques for becoming a more efficient and productive reader.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Assessing potential sources
  • Knowing when and how to speed-read
  • Using the SQ3R method
  • Asking yourself questions
  • Knowing when to stop

By the end of the webinar, you’ll have a clear strategy for getting the most out of your reading sessions.

This training is aimed at early- and mid-stage researchers in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The webinar lasts 2 hours.

What You’ll Get

  • A 2-hour interactive webinar with activities, discussion, and Q&A 
  • Downloadable worksheets
  • Downloadable slides
  • Links to further resources


“A very interesting and thought provoking webinar. I learned useful and helpful techniques for effective reading.”

“Catherine is very clear and to the point when explaining stuff. All the comments also make the course very useful.”

“Very useful, well structured, and I appreciate that Catherine regularly paused and took the time to read our comments and questions, and answer if appropriate!”


This webinar costs £400 + VAT for up to 24 participants.

On receipt of a purchase order, we’ll arrange a date with you for the webinar and make all the necessary technical arrangements. This is all managed by us, you just need to send the link to your students.

Please contact Research Coach if you’d like to book this training or if you have any questions.