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Nursing Science

  • Norma Huss
  • Sandra Schiller
  • Matthias Schmidt

Abstract

Experienced readers employ various specialist skills when reading English-language academic texts. These skills are crucial to their success at understanding the content and contribute to improving their overall competence in English. The following tips are combined with questions to help you reflect on your own reading techniques. You can answer these questions on your own or discuss them with fellow students. If you don’t use a specific text in class, choose your own Englishlanguage academic text to test the following strategies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norma Huss
    • 1
  • Sandra Schiller
    • 2
  • Matthias Schmidt
    • 3
  1. 1.Hochschule EsslingenEsslingen
  2. 2.HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/Holzminden/GöttingenHildesheim
  3. 3.Eilenburg

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