reading articles in english
posted by asia on .
could you give me some advice how to read academic articles in english??
english is my second language and also I have to read sociological and philosophical texts in english for my master thesis. do you have any idea??
This is one of the best "systems" I've found for reading texts and academic articles. It also works for taking lecture notes in a class. I've used this and I've taught this, and it works!
Another idea for reading difficult works is called SQ3R:
If you learn to practice both of these, you should find it easier to handle the information that academic works give you.
I want to ask one more thing.
when I read a text which includes lots of unknown words, fistly I look their meaning one by one. but this method takes long times.what do you think about my method??
thanks a lot for your advice and help:)
Yes, you should read with a good dictionary on hand -- or open online (http://www.answers.com is a good one), but you should also be able to do a fair amount of "guesstimation" based on the sentence in which the words is used -- that is, the context in which the word is used.