How to read a scholarly article
In this activity students learn how to read a scholarly article.
Scholarly articles comprise a significant source of information in academia, and undergird research. As with other kinds of reading, specific techniques are needed to optimize the experience and application of reading scholarly articles. You will gain those skills in this exercise.
1. Locate two scholarly articles (each should be from a different journal) on a designated research topic.
2. Using the video and infograph as your guide (http://guides.library.illinois.edu/c.php?g=348324&p=2351069), journal about your reading of the two scholarly articles. Your journaling should be structured as as a 2-column table (article one in column 1, and article two in column 2). Then each row is a step (step 1: read the abstract, 2: read the conclusion, etc.). The column heading should be the article citation.
3. Compare the two articles, and summarize your experience.
- Academic Support Services / ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Literacy / Research Skills
- Academic Support Services / ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Literacy / Searching and Evaluating Information
- Academic Support Services / Library and Information Services / Information and Communication Technology Literacy
1. Selected two scholarly articles (from different journals) about the same research topic
2. Table of reading of the two scholarly articles
3. Written comparison of the two articles, and summation of experience
ICT literacy, information literacy, research skills,
1. Identify characteristics of a scholarly article
2. Locate scholarly articles
3. Competently read and analyze a scholarly article
4. Accurately compare two scholarly articles
Table criteria: follow directions, accurately read and articulately write about each scholarly article step by step
Comparison criteria: accurate, articulate and thorough comparison
Summation criteria: articulate, logical and insightful discussion about reading scholarly articles