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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Reviewing a Paper

My supervisor sent me an email asking if I'd like to review a paper with him (i.e., we'd both read it and share our comments). I'm excited about this because I get to learn about the process a bit more. Plus, the paper is right in my research field!

However, I really suck at reading and critiquing papers! I usually just read it, get out of it what I can, and then don't bother with the rest.

So, does anyone have any advice for reviewing a paper? How do you do it - do you just read it front to back and make comments as you go? Or do you read certain sections first? Let me know your strategies!