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Research 101: Getting Started: Reading Articles Effectively

Know how to choose a good topic, create a good search, & read critically.

A Few More Tips: How to Engage with Scholarly Articles

Take the Challenge!

Do you remember what you've listened to and read in the videos above? Take the challenge below!

The 6 steps to effective reading are:

  1. Survey
  2. Question
  3. Read
  4. Record
  5. Recite
  6. Review

A scholarly article is typically made up of::

  • Article title
  • Author information
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Method/Methodology
  • Results
  • Discusion/Conclusion
  • Referendes

To get a better idea of what the article is about, take a look at the following:

  • Article title - What's it about?
  • Abstract - Get a quick summary of the article
  • Conclusion section - What did the authors find out?
  • References - What kind of sources did the authors use?
  • Information about the Authors - Who are they & what are their credentials for writing on this topic?