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Reading a Technical Paper

Created by Anamika Megwalu and Pooja Baviskar (student)

Margin Notes and Purposeful Reading

Margin Notes and Purposeful Reading

Margin Notes

Reading a technical paper is different from reading a novel. You do not read from the beginning to the end linearly. Instead, you do a purposeful reading.

Watch the video to learn about purposeful reading

Purposeful Reading


Very Important! Take margin notes using the indicators discussed. This will help you refer to ideas, motivations, solutions, problems, and design throughout the article without wasting your time searching for them.

Scroll down the article to see all the color-coded indicators.

Take this QUIZ - Purposeful Reading to summarize.