|An argumentative scholarly article takes a position on a topic and defends it through extensive research of existing literature. These articles usually assess primary sources like historical documents, works of literature, data, or previously conducted experiments.|
Abstract- Useful for Article Selection
Introduction- Article selection and understanding what the article is about.
Conclusion- Understanding the author's opinion and the subject
References/Works Cited/Bibliography- Finding similar resources, checking the author's claims.
1. Study the article first, identifying major parts and structure. This will give you a sense of the article's purpose and topic.
2. Read the abstract, if provided, to get a sense of what the article intends to argue.
3. Read the introduction, it will place this article in context of previous research as well as give you a sense of how the author's expanding research in this area. Identify the author's argument.
4. Read the conclusion to see what further implications the author sees for this research and opportunities for further research.
5. Then turn your attention to the body of the article. Start by reading the topic sentences for each paragraph of the body. This will give you a sense of the different components that demonstrate the author's points.
6. Then read the body paragraphs more thoroughly, look for the evidence the author uses to support their argument.
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