Academic Reading Symposium

Becoming Well Read

Becoming Well Read, Keele’s annual Academic Reading Symposium, draws together practitioners from diverse contexts and institutions to support an investigation of shared experiences and expertise, and to forge communities of practice that explore the development of academic reading.

At Keele University, recent innovative strategies to encourage the development of critical academic reading have led to the development of Academic Reading Retreats. These retreats are small, one-day interdisciplinary workshops that bring undergraduates, postgraduates and academics together to explore the processes of reading for enquiry.

Becoming Well Read is a practice-focused day, bringing together experiences from a range of communities to explore academic reading practices, reflect on the challenges of teaching reading for academic purposes, and share interesting and innovative methods.