Reading Academic Articles

Submitted by Justin de la Cruz on December 15th, 2019
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Short Description: 

A primer on how to read academic articles by guiding the class through a series of questions. Give students 5-15 minutes per slide to answer the questions (individually or in groups) before talking about their answers to questions with the whole class.

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Learning Outcomes: 
  1. Students will learn how to quickly categorize academic articles based on content.
  2. Students will learn about three levels of engaging with an academic article — reading, analyzing, and contextualizing — and what to do during each step.
  3. Students will better understand how academic articles are written.
  4. Students will better understand how to read academic articles.

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Suggested Citation: 
de la Cruz, Justin. "Reading Academic Articles." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2019.