A Better Way to Read Journal Articles

Getting better at reading is one of the best ways to increase your research output. Yet, we spend very little time learning or practicing reading or recalling what we’ve read. So here are five tips to improve your reading and recall:

1. Take notes as you read, not only when you write.

2. Use a citation manager.

3. Don’t read the entire article.

4. Don’t read from front to back.

5. Read the easy stuff first.