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Reading for your course


“Read science papers and textbooks to supplement the lectures.”
Hoi Ping Jim, Cardiff University

“Recommended reading is recommended for a reason, it really does help!”
Magdalena Bojarska, Trinity College Dublin

There is nothing better than a good course text; it's your 'go to' for the basic principles and gives you a great footing to start your assignments.”
Daniel Wendon, University of Hull

“Read around the issues - it'll make it more interesting.”
Kirsty MacLeod, University of St Andrews

“Don't under estimate the importance of reading scientific papers.”
Daniel Patterson, University of Leeds

“Reading scientific journals will greatly expand your vocabulary and increase your proficiency in using grammar. In addition, it will provide a good basis for writing concise and eloquent sentences, and structure for reports, critiques and essays. Students loose marks because they can't explain themselves, concepts, and, especially, what they have read, properly.”
James Flores, Liverpool Hope University

“Seriously, background read. It helps a lot!”
Lee Dunham, Cardiff University 

Your tutors, librarians and your campus bookshop will be able to advise you on the best textbooks, articles and other sources of reading for your course. Make use of their expertise!