Reading & Understanding Scientific Texts


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Finding journal articles without the help of a university library subscription can sometimes be difficult because they can _____.

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1. The best way to read a scientific journal article is _____.

2. The part of a journal article in which the scientist interprets his or her results is called the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Scientific journals are very different from normal magazines and books. Use this assessment to find out if you know the best way to read and comprehend a journal article.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment you will test your understanding of:

  • How you can find scientific journals
  • The best way to read them
  • The parts of a scientific journal

Skills Practiced

This assessment will also test your skills of:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to read scientific journal articles and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the components of a journal article
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why it is hard to find journal articles

Additional Learning

The lesson Reading & Understanding Scientific Text will help you improve your understanding of the material of the assessment and:

  • General reading tips
  • The purpose of the different sections in a journal article
  • Importance of peer review and credibility