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How to Read Journal Articles - How To Read University Texts...

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How To Read University Texts or Journal Articles Choose a section preferrably not longer than 25 or 30 pages - perhaps one chapter, or a  section of a chapter - that you can handle at one sitting.  Step 1.  Read the title, the introduction, and the conclusion (5 minutes).  Step 2.  Read the title, the introduction again, all sub-headings, and the conclusion,  again. (5-10 minutes).  Step 3.  Read the title, the introduction one more time, sub-headings, the Topic Sentence  of each paragraph - usually the first or second sentence, (you may read the last  sentence as well, if you have time), any italicized or boldfaced words, lists (you can skim  these), and the conclusion (10 minutes).  (Force yourself to do steps 1 to 3 in less than 25 minutes.)  Step 4.  Close your textbook.  Step 5.  Make a Mind-Map of all you can remember in the chapter. Do not stop until at 
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