How to improve your academic reading skills: For EdGlo-14 students, University of Oulu


EdGlo-14 University of Oulu

EdGlo-14 Qualitative Mini-Research Project


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Improving reading skills for EdGlo 14 students in University of Oulu

Course description

This course is a research based short term programme for students of Education and Globalisation 14 in University of Oulu. The central aim of the course is to improve reading skills and comprehension in academic study. The course adopted SQ3R, a reading method formed from its letters (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review). This strategy has proven to be effective and versatile and can easily be integrated into many content areas and across grade levels


Student Learning Objective:

  • Students increase awareness of effective reading techniques and strategies
  • Students develop effective study habits by engaging in the pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading steps of this strategy.     
  • Students will be able to follow the sequence of SQ3R in a section of expository text by checking off and writing responses on a worksheet with instructor’s guidance.
  • Students will be able to orally list the SQ3R sequence and what do in each part of the sequence.


Programme Outline

Day1: Pre-test

Day2: Survey

Day3: Question

Day4: Read

Day5: Recite

Day6: Review

Day7: Practice

Day8: Practice

Day9: Final-test


Learning Outcomes

  • Students can demonstrate more effective reading through the use of systematic reading methods and strategies
  • Student can enhance their reading comprehension, an improved ability to identify important points and better retention of the material.  

Course content

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

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