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Vocabulary Reference

Academic Insights

decide the value or importance of something, such as (here) an academic text or argument

reading around 
reading more than just the main texts on a topic or issue; reading supporting and critical literature

prior experience 
experience that you had before now

Study Skills

to synthesise
to combine elements (ideas, arguments, viewpoints, theories etc.) into a single idea

preference or opinion which unfairly influences your actions

a belief or expectation that something is true, although you don’t have evidence