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Tips on reading scientific articles

Narrow Your Topic

  • Limit to Magazines or Newspapers
  • AND, OR, NOT
  • Limit by Subject
  • Date

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Finding Articles

Your Assignment

Points to remember

  • Cite the news item
  • List the word count
  • Include a statement of opinion
  • Commentary should be the majority of assignment

Questions to answer

  • How does the event affect you or your community
  • What are the implications of the study for the general population, environment or Earth?
  • What is the consequence of such a natural disaster on you personally or general population?
  • What can you do about the problem described?

Example Article

  • What is the research question being addressed in this study?
  • What do the authors identify as the most important result?
  • What are the implications of the study for the general population, environment or Earth?

Citation of Information

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