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How to Read an Academic Journal Article

Below is a basic breakdown of the sections you will find in an academic journal article. While the names for each section can vary, these are the parts most commonly found.

Unlike books or magazine articles, it's better NOT to read academic articles from start to finish.

The numbers below will help you get the most out of what you read. Start with #1 (Title/Abstract), then read #2 (Introduction), and so on.

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