Having successfully completed this section you should be able to
[Level 1, Skills - Evaluating Information in Library Research Skills Framework]
These Learning Outcomes will support you in achieving your module learning outcomes:-
Module SOES1013 Learning Outcomes
Module SOES1014 Learning Outcomes
Watch the video. Complete the module from Skills for Study on this page. Complete the short learning activity on evaluating information and complete the quiz to test your learning during this session.
A journal article is a specific type of academic publication..You probably will not have read many (if any!) journal articles before you came to University. Now you are here you will quickly find that journal articles are one of the main sources of information that you will be expected to read by your tutors or lecturers. Here are some of the reasons why they will feature often in your studies:
Reading scientific journal articles becomes easier with experience.
The video will introduce you to the techniques involved in reading academic journal articles [video produced by the University of British Columbia]
Pain, E. (2016) How to (seriously) read a scientific paper. Available at: https://soton.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/03/how-seriously-read-scientific-paper (Accessed: 1 July 2020)
Reading is one of the essential academic skills and a key activity of studying at University. Find out strategies for selecting relevant information, improve your reading skills so you can absorb information more effectively and read and make notes in a more focused and selective manner.
Having found and read information you need to think carefully and evaluate what you have found.
Allow approximately 7 minutes to complete this learning activity.
By the end of this activity you should be able to: