Enrolled in an Academic Program?

Learn how to navigate academic articles and increase your success

Do you know how to navigate complicated journal articles?

Here's Mike with a preview of what you will learn in this lesson

Journal Articles Can be Intimidating

Learn the best strategies to make the most of them

  • Best Practices for Finding Relevant Articles

    Have you ever read a journal article only to discover it isn't helpful for your research? It happens to all of us. In this lesson, learn how to avoid this in the future.

  • Strategies for Reading the Relevant Information

    Do you need to read the entire article? What do the headings mean? Where can I find the information I need? We answer all of these questions and more.

  • Decrease Stress about Citations

    Citing properly can be a stressful endeavour for students. In this lesson, learn a few helpful tips to reduce those worries.

Wondering if this lesson is for you?

If you answer 'yes' to these questions, you will benefit from this lesson

  • Are you in a university or college program?

  • Do you need to read long, complicated articles for your classes?

  • Do you need to find academic articles as support for course assignments?

  • Do you find it intimidating to search for and read journal articles?

  • Do you wish you knew some strategies to make all of this easier?

What You Will Learn

How to read journal articles and increase your grades

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A Message from your Instructor

    • Aims & Objectives

    • Before we start, let's test our knowledge (Notebook Activity)

  • 2

    Part 1: The Sections of a Journal Article

    • Part 1(a): Task Answers and The Sections of a Journal Article Explained

    • Part 1(b): The Sections of a Journal Article

    • Part 1: The Sections of a Journal Article Quiz

  • 3

    Part 2: A Strategy for Reading a Journal Article

    • Part 2(a): Knowing your topic

    • Part 2(b): Working with an Article

    • Part 2: Working with a Journal Article Quiz

  • 4

    Part 3: Review of Aims and Objectives

    • Part 3: Review of Aims and Objectives

  • 5

    Part 4: Ideas for Practicing at Home and with Friends

    • Part 4: Ideas for Practicing at Home and with Friends

  • 6

    Thank you and Feedback

    • Thank you for Learning with Us!

    • Tell Us What your want to Learn

    • Lesson Feedback

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What is a Quick Fix?

Quick Fixes are perfect for your personal language needs

Quick Fixes are 60-90 minute lessons to help students with a specific area of language. They include tasks, examples, audio, video, and ways for you to practice at home.

Meet Your Instructor

Michael Landry

Mike has worked as a language instructor, teacher trainer, and director of studies in East Asia and Canada. Mike began his ELT career in South Korea as a business-English, exam preparation (TOEFL/IELTS), and EAP instructor. He then moved on to China and Japan where he assumed a variety of ESL teaching and administrative roles. Since returning to Canada, he has taught EAP at universities and continues to develop curriculum for a variety of English language programs. He has also served of provincial and national professional bodies. In addition to his ELT interests, Mike enjoys being outdoors and taking in some sports.

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