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Research Guides

MAT135 - Applied Communications Task B - Critiquing a Paper

Article Abstracts

When looking at an academic article, make sure that you read the abstract of the paper. The abstract generally appears as the first section of the article, beneath the title.  It is a brief description of what the article is about. The abstract relates the purpose of the article - what the article intends to prove - and gives insight into what assumptions the author has made in writing the paper.

U of T Writing Centre

The University of Toronto's Writing Centre offers advise and best practices on how to read and write academic papers. You can visit the centre online at the U of T Writing Centre.  

In particular, look at the section called How to Get the Most out of Reading.