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icon ‘Books are the carriers of civilisation.

Without books, history is silent,

literature dumb, science crippled,

thought and speculation at a standstill.’

Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

Studying is one of the main reasons for reading, yet it is one of the least understood aspects of the activity. In many schools, colleges and even universities children and young adults are told to study but with little or no information on how to do so effectively. They rely on the reading techniques that they learnt when they were in primary ...

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