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 Resources for Students



Learning to Read (And Remember What You Have Read) - Seven Foolproof Strategies


Of course, you already know how to read, no matter what your preferred reading material is. If you remember what you read this semester when you take your final exams, in two or three years' time, is, however, an entirely different matter. A good memory for details is not genetic or a matter of talent. The following strategies will help you remember more easily what you have read.

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Free E-Book or Expensive Critical Edition - Why You Should Even Bother


It is tempting to download a file of a classical novel, say, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, on your e-reader, phone, or tablet for free when a critical edition by a good publisher is almost twenty euros. An e-text is searchable, easy to access. When you want to work with the text intensely, however, an annotated edition with an authoritative text may be well worth the investment. This article will tell you how to get the best of both worlds.
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Getting Started On Your Term Paper


Writing a paper is not about your feelings about the text. Neither are you to demonstrate your reading skills by concocting a summary from the books and articles written by others. A paper is supposed to teach you the tools of the trade of academic work - this can be a daunting task. Where do you start? 

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Presenting in Class


In some course types, such as seminars, we will ask you to introduce a text, an aspect, a theory, or a problem in the form of a presentation, either alone or in a team. Although it can be quite refreshing when someone else stands in front of a class, evaluations show that student presentations are often perceived as boring or unhelpful. Need tips for your next presentation?

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Useful Links for Students of English


A list of links ranging from research to teaching, but also covering the basics of student life - deadlines, exam regulations, grants.

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Archive

Course syllabi and materials from past semesters go here.

Quicklinks

Links for teachers of English, Jürgen Wagner, Saarbrücken:
http://www.wagner-juergen.de/englisch/

Newspapers - All British Press Online:
http://www.wrx.zen.co.uk/britnews.htm

Book-a-minute: Too many books on your list, yet again? This is the short version of the big classics. You have been warned...
http://www.rinkworks.com/bookaminute/

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