Workshop Effective Reading Strategies

Student werkend aan een tafel met boeken en aantekeningen.

As a student, you may have to read dozens of textbooks and even more articles on your own outside the classroom. It's easy to fall behind - even as early as the first few weeks. To stand any chance of getting through your required readings you will need to learn how to read texts effectively and efficiently. 
Effective reading requires more engagement than just reading the words on a page. In order to learn, retain and use what you read, you’ll have to be selective, focusing on the reading purpose, structure, and main ideas of the text. In this workshop, we're going to take a look at strategies and tricks that will help you wade through all of your required reading and help you up to speed.


  • Goal orientation
  • Brainbased learning
  • Planning your reading sessions
  • Four reading strategies


This workshop will be taught in English and is open to anyone, both non-Dutch and Dutch UU students at any level. When all participants speak Dutch fluently, the course will be taught in Dutch.

Duration and frequency

One meeting of 1,5 hours.
This workshop is offered 4x per year.

Maximum no. participants



UU-students: € 15,-(registration fee)
Students outside UU: € 95,-
For UvH-students the costs are covered by the UvH