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bioBUDS: How to Read a Paper

Author(s): Billie C Goolsby1, Iris Natalie Mollhoff1

Stanford University

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Undergraduates are often expected to read scientific papers for class and submit assignments based on their understanding of the contents of these papers. Most courses, in our experience as students and TAs, do not spend time teaching students how…

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Undergraduates are often expected to read scientific papers for class and submit assignments based on their understanding of the contents of these papers. Most courses, in our experience as students and TAs, do not spend time teaching students how to approach highly technical scientific reading. We believe that reading scientific papers and interpreting figures is a skill that can and should be taught in a classroom setting. This workshop was designed for Stanford undergraduates in the bioBUDS program. The goal of this workshop is to provide students with some of the tools to start reading and interpreting scientific papers for class or undergraduate research.

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Version 1.0 - published on 06 Dec 2023 doi:10.25334/ZMZ5-X720 - cite this

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Slides for a workshop on how to read scientific papers:

  • types of scientific papers
  • elements of a scientific paper
  • how to dissect an abstract
  • elements of scientific figures
  • how to interpret figures
  • flowchart self-assessment worksheet

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