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Reading Resources for Students

Library resources are helping students from Harvard and beyond. ​


Recently, Heather Mavel, Instructional Coach from District 49 in Peyton, Colorado commented about our guide on Interrogating Texts: Six Reading Habits to Develop in Your First Year at Harvard,

“While your intended audience is obviously post-secondary, I have to tell you that we have found your synthesis of critical reading to be an incredibly useful resource for our dual-enrollment high school students as well as our secondary teachers. Thank you for capturing the essence of critical reading so succinctly and elegantly!”

As we welcome the Class of 2020 this month, we reflect on how useful good reading skills can be throughout our lives.

First-year students in the College are making the transition from secondary school to college, entering into the transformative experience that Dean Khurana says defines a liberal arts education. The libraries are part of that transformation, starting with the in-person welcome, support and academic guidance given by librarians who serve as Freshman Advisors; with the staff from across FAS libraries hosting the Lamont and Beyond Open House; and with resources for reading, research and writing. In addition to the Six Reading Habits, we draw your attention to the Tools of the Trade: A Library Starter Kit (look for an updated toolkit this fall) and welcome you to Ask a Librarian!

By Services for Academic Programs (Anu Vedantham, Director of Learning and Teaching Services, Laura Farwell Blake, Head of Services for Academic Programs, and Sue Gilroy, Librarian for Undergraduate Programs for Writing). 

Published on September 21, 2016.