2 CitationWilliams, S. (2005). Guiding students through the jungle of research-based literature. College Teaching, 53(4), Retrieved April 17, 2007, from the ProQuest database.
3 How do you read research literature? Williams (2005) offers a systematic guide for reading research literature based on various older guides such asSurvey, question, read, recall, review (SQ3R)Preview, question, read, reflect, recite, review (PQ4R)scan for Facts, Ask questions, Identify details are major or minor, Read the work as a whole, Evaluate comprehension, Review by summarizing subheadings (FAIRER)Williams (2005)
5 Before you start to read SurveyList the title of the articleRead the summary or abstract near the title ( if available)Scan the headingsQuestionWrite one sentence identifying what you think the article will be aboutWhy is this topic important?How or when might you personally use this information?Williams (2005)
6 Reading the article Read Read the article Create a summary using bullets under each heading (note: PowerPoint is good for this!)Write a one sentence summary of each sectionMake a vocabulary list of unknown terms and look up their definitionsSummarize any supplemental text (e.g. graphs, tables, sidebar, appendix, etc.)Williams (2005)
7 The Five Re’s Reflect Review Stop analyzing for now Think about the topic as a whole for at least 24 hoursReviewReview the headings, bullet summary, and section summariesTake another look at the tables and diagrams. How significant are they?Williams (2005)
8 The Five Re’s (2) Rehash Rethink Reevaluate Share your interpretations, summaries, and opinions with a learning teamActively listen to peer opinionsRethinkPonder others’ points of view. Do a one page reflection on this.ReevaluateEdit your headings, bullet points, one sentence summaries as neededDevelop a “plan of action” for using the informationWilliams (2005)
9 A picture of SQ6R Survey Reflect Rehash The Article Read My summaries Rethink??Question?ReviewReevaluateMy PlanWilliams (2005)