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Navigating an Academic Original Research Article (Empirical Study)

Be Comfortable with Not Understanding

  • Skip over sections that don't seem relevant.

  • Don't plow through it from start to finish your first time through.

  • You may only use a graph, chart, or a few sentences.

  • Look up words you don't know as you read.

  • Ask for help!