In my earlier post I explored how to read and use academic articles, with some clear ways in for students. This time I wanted to slightly switch tactic – and put some questions for lecturers to think about in addressing why they are setting reading in the first place. Then there are some strategies for how we might find new directions instead of simply setting one or two articles a week.Continue reading ““But no one is doing the reading!”: exploring journal articles as lecture prep”
Category: Academic Advice
Reading academic articles: a how to guide
One of the most important things as a teacher is to challenge the idea that anyone should be able to do anything. It has always frustrated me that lecturers can think that reading academic articles is just something that students are meant to be good at, without really spending any time in addressing what is a weird and fairly unique kind of writing.
So in this article, I’ll break down some of the key steps. This is primarily focused on humanities articles but may be useful to other kinds of work too.Continue reading “Reading academic articles: a how to guide”