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How to read a paper An online version of this document can be found here

Summary: Summary:
How to read a paper
An online version of this document can be found here:
Thanks to Dave Maier for additional suggestions.
Copyright 1989, 1990 Michael J. Hanson,
revised by Dylan J. McNamee (dylan@cse.ogi.edu)
Quiet place.
Pencil, paper, photocopy of article.
Deciding what to read
Read title,abstract.
Read it, file it or skip it?
Read for breadth
What did they do?
Skim introduction, headings, graphics, defini-
tions,conclusions and bibliography.
Consider the credibility.
How useful is it?
Decide whether to go on.


Source: Akella, Aditya - Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Boult, Terrance E. - Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Duan, Zhenhai - Department of Computer Science, Florida State University
El-Alfy, El-Sayed - Department of Information and Computer Science, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Legout, Arnaud - INRIA Sophia Antipolis


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences