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How to Read a Scholarly Article

Reading a scholarly article (also known as academic, peer-reviewed, or refereed articles) can be difficult at first! They're organized in a strange way and often have lots of hard-to-understand words. However, scholarly articles are the main sources you'll use when doing research in college. Here's a guide to reading and understanding them.

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