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Reading Scholarly Articles Efficiently and Effectively

Reading Scholarly Articles Diagram

Reading Diagram

Humanities Scholarly Articles

Reading Humanities Scholarly Articles 

Read multiple times 

1st Read:  Surface Read 

  • understand the main ideas

2nd Read: 

  • understanding references to other works. 
  • is this a response to another work, challenging someone else's theory? 

3rd read

  • look philosophical terms, theories, references

4th and 5th reading 

  • comprehensive reading bringing all of them together