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ASC Courses and Workshops: CAEX 6300: Reading Techniques for Graduate Study

CAEX 6300: Reading Techniques for Graduate Study

1.5 credits; 4 weeks

Ideal Students

  • Students who are new to reading research articles. 
  • Students who want to increase their ability to understand, analyze, compare, and evaluate research articles.
  • NOTE: Graduate students only (master's or doctoral).

Course Description

Graduate study involves analyzing many research articles, theoretical texts, and other complex materials. Because of the specialized nature of graduate study, new techniques for reading are needed. In this 4-week course, students practice an active approach to reading, gaining skills that will assist in quickly navigating texts and retaining information. Topics covered include comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation. Through strategies of critical reading and annotating, students prepare to be better researchers and writers.   

Course Outcomes

  • Implement strategies for reading effectively.
  • Apply annotation techniques to research articles.
  • Analyze elements of research articles.
  • Compare elements of research articles.
  • Evaluate the arguments of two research articles.


This course costs $195. This amount does not include any applicable taxes and/or fees. 

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