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Read in 3 passes
Get a sense of the framework and major conclusions; underline unfamiliar words, methods, and concepts; evaluate the quality of the study
Scan the full text of the article, getting a better sense of the research conducted
Reflect on and analyze the paper (this analysis can often be used in your own paper)
Use this template as you read through scholarly articles to help you pick out the relevant elements for your paper.