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Finding the time to read complex research

Finding time to read and understand complex research articles can be challenging. Learning how you can allocate this time and use it to best advantage are key to helping you to continue to develop your knowledge and skills throughout your career.

Finding Time

There are things that you can do to help you organise the time that you do have including making the commitment to setting time to focus on the article you want to read.

The 'Goodpractice: Develop yourself Toolkit' time management section provides a range of resources with advice on managing your time.

Good Practice Tookit - Time Management

Link this activity up with one of the reading activities in this unit and you will have achieved two goals with the same activity!

Use one of the articles that you have found and want to read to help you to develop your knowledge about areas of your practice, put the tips into action.

Record what has worked and what didn't, what influenced this and what you can do differently next time. Add this to your portfolio.

Reflecting on your experience

Now that you have looked at resources that provide advice about managing your time efficiently, you should link these to your practice.

You can link this activity up with one of the reading activities in this unit and you will have achieved two goals with the same activity!

Using one of the articles that you have found that you want to read to develop your knowledge about areas of your practice, put the tips into action.

Record what has worked and what didn't, what influenced this and what you can do differently next time. Add this to your portfolio.