Activities from the English Language Teaching Centre, University of Sheffield
Reading skills, critical reading, etc. from EAP Foundation.
Reading and note taking
Tips on selecting texts, predicting, skimming, scanning, etc. Monash University.
Reading tips, with worksheets and games, from the BBC.
Activities from British Council LearnEnglish.
Reading Skills for Academic Study
Academic reading tips from UEfAP.
Reading topics from Study Zone
Choose a level then click on Reading.
Ebooks about academic reading
How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays
by Jeanne Godfrey. 2nd edn. (2013)
Reading At University
by Gavin J. Fairbairn and Susan A. Fairbairn (2001)
Critical reading and note-making
Critical Thinking Skills
by Stella Cottrell. 3rd edn. (2017)
Critical reading and note taking
The Business Student’s Handbook
by Sheila Cameron. 6th edn. (2016)
Effective academic reading
How to Write Essays & Assignments
by Kathleen McMillan and Jonathan Weyers. 2nd edn. (2011)
How can I understand my topic?
Getting Ahead as an International Student
by Dave Burnapp (2009)
Reading: a complex skill
Study Skills for International Postgraduates
by Martin Davies (2011)
Reading strategies and speed reading
Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia
by Sandra Hargreaves (ed.). 2nd edn. (2012)
Taking it in and working it out
Ultimate Study Skills Handbook
by Sarah Moore et al. (2010)
Collections of free ebooks/magazines
📚 Graded readers
A good way to improve your reading skills and vocabulary is to borrow graded readers from the Resource Centre.
These are short books, mostly novels, that have been made easier for English language learners. They are in levels, from Beginner up to Advanced.