Module 4: Strategic Reading
Now that you know about the component parts of scholarly articles, you are prepared to scan your search results and make swift judgments about the relevance of an article to your own context. Note: this step in the process does not require you to read the entire article! You will begin by scanning the articles and follow these steps:
Click on the purple question marks to learn more about each step in the process of scanning an academic article for relevance.
Initial Scan for Relevance by Emma Seston. Licenced under Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0.
For your first read you can scan the outcome/results or conclusion section and make swift judgments about the relevance of an article to your own context.