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*Introductory Guide for Grad Students

This guide is intended to help you be a successful graduate student at Illinois State University.

Reading Research

Reading research articles--reading to understand the content and then critique it--is a learned skill.

Below are links to several articles that will walk you through the process.  Whether the tutorial is titled a scientific or research paper, the processes are essentially the same.  The same skills will translate to non-scientific or humanities based materials.

Mary Purugganan and Jan Hewitt: How to Read a Scientific Article  (their worksheet/template is below)

Critically Reading Journal Articles