The difficulties that writer encounter when trying to develop ideas or integrate sources can be the result of ineffective reading. When reading textbooks, web sites, or articles, writers must understand what they are reading to find. If students misunderstand an article or misses the most important information, the argument or analysis will be flawed in the most basic sense. Reading effectively is an essential skill for writers.

Quick guidelines for reading and research

How to read academic texts, web sites, literature (dead link: we're working on it)

Tutorial on reading scientific articles

How to read journal articles

Use the SQ3R Reading Method for textbooks

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