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Tip #1: Read more than once.

  • Skim: Understand big picture & how parts fit.
  • Read: What is the purpose? What are the supports?
  • Examine: Does the article do what it sets out to do?

Tip #2: Trace the research conversation.

  • Look for context in the literature review. Find source articles in the References list.
  • Future research: What could we study next?

Tip #3: Trade in your highlighter!

  • Make notes. Circle. Ask questions. Insert your thoughts.
  • Look up terms you don't know.
  • Find other strategies that work for you: Checklists. Concept maps. Reading group.

Reading a Scholarly Article Workshop Video

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