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Whichever subject you choose to study, there will be new vocabulary to learn and a range of text types (e.g. reports, essays, research articles) to work with. 

In this activity you will

  • read a sample extract from OU Level 1 course materials
  • identify the main points in a short summary of your own.

You can repeat the activity with as many samples as you wish; each sample may take you about 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

To read an extract from a typical OU course, select a study area that interests you. Then work through the questions to find out how well you have understood the material.