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Patient Safety Case Study Article
Quick Tips for Reading Articles
Here are a few tips about reading scholarly articles. Most important? Remember reading front to back is for novels and mysteries! Don't be afraid to read out of order.
Label the article parts
Start with the abstract—it should unlock the rest of the article
Figure out what they found out first, then figure out how they got there
If the graphs don’t make sense, ignore them and read their explanation of the graphs instead.
Look up words you don't know
Summarize as you read--it saves time.