Selecting and Reading Articles for Your Capstone

When writing your capstone, you will sift through large amounts of research to determine if it is relevant. Thus, you need to be systematic and approach your reading with a strategy. Use the following resource to learn the common sections of a research article and how to move through an article thoughtfully. This resource includes … Continue reading Selecting and Reading Articles for Your Capstone

Reading a Research Article Assigned as Coursework

Reading skills are vital to your success at Walden. The kind of reading you do during your degree program will vary, but most of it will involve reading journal articles based on primary research. The good news is that these articles follow a general format, making it easier for you to navigate and locate pertinent … Continue reading Reading a Research Article Assigned as Coursework

Critical Reading for Evaluation

This post is a continuation of Hillary's previous post: Critical Reading for Analysis and Comparison. Whereas analysis involves noticing, evaluation requires the reader to make a judgment about the text’s strengths and weaknesses. Many students are not confident in their ability to assess what they are reading. It is important to remember, though, that even … Continue reading Critical Reading for Evaluation

Critical Reading for Analysis and Comparison

Critical reading generally refers to reading in a scholarly context, with an eye toward identifying a text or author's viewpoints, arguments, evidence, potential biases, and conclusions. Critical reading means evaluating what you have read using your knowledge as a scholar. You may look at the quality of the writing, the quality of the research, and the persuasiveness … Continue reading Critical Reading for Analysis and Comparison