Active Reading Workshop: How to Effectively Interrogate Texts


Apr. 2, 2019, 2pm to 3:30pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

LLB 1144 (Pioche Room)


This workshop is part of our Grad Rebel Appreciation Week, which celebrates the incredible contribution that graduate students make to the mission of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas through their efforts in research, service, and teaching.

Research has shown that reading with a purpose and active mindset leads to retention of more information for a longer time period. Active reading, at the most fundamental level, refers to an active process of questioning that helps one determine what one’s needs are and whether the material is worth reading in the first place; then, it provides a context and framework for learning.

Learning Outcomes

By attending this workshop, you will learn skills that will eventually become habits to improve your reading and comprehension. Some of the immediate differences this workshop will make in your academic life include:

  • You will better understand conventional structures of text.
  • You will better understand the mechanics of reading with an active stance; i.e., critical and strategic reading.
  • You will read faster, comprehend better, and retain longer.
  • You will develop self-awareness, self-control, flexibility and choice, and purpose when reading.

Admission Information

This workshop is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Research
Dr. Levent Atici

External Sponsor

 Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR), Graduate College, and University Libraries