Listening in academic contexts is primarily concerned with listening to lectures and takingeffective notes. In order to do this effectively, it is important to recognise lecture cues anddigressions. This section also contains practice lectures and a collection of the podcastsused on the website, as well as information about important academic listening exams.

Lecture note-taking

The fundamentals of listening to lectures: understand what lecture cues are, and how you can use note-taking basics, including using symbols & abbreviations and different styles of notes.

Understand why speakers recycle information by paraphrasing, repeating and summarising.

Understand what digressions are, and why recognising them is important for your note-taking.

Use practice lectures and listen to the podcasts all made by Sheldon Smith.

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