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How to Read a Paper Efficiently (By Prof. Pete Carr)

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In this video, Prof. Pete Carr (faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry) shares an algorithm to read a scientific paper more efficiently. One might start reading the paper in the order in which it is written, for example, title, abstract, introduction, etc., however, there is a more efficient method to extract the most information from the article, in the least amount of time.
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Amazing,thank You
mohammed aly (27 days ago)
Thank you prof Pete carr for your help, this video really helped me a lot.
Raf Td (1 month ago)
Are the slides uploaded anywhere? Many thanks and appreciated!
Jitendra Yadav (1 month ago)
Thank you sir
Study Nook (1 month ago)
Thank you!
PhDians (1 month ago)
How to draft abstract for your research articles, thesis, and dissertation @
PhDians (1 month ago)
+Surviving and Thriving in Higher Education Thank you professor. I am glad to watch your videos to get benefited. I am just brand new to you tube. I was happy to see you contributing.
PhDians We will work on video about writing abstracts. Thanks for your suggestion.
GermanRadioBroadcast (1 month ago)
Thank you this was great! Passing it along to my undergrads for their research course. :D
JCMontesHerrera (2 months ago)
I will suggest creating a Evernote Notebook and making a note for every article. Works great for me! :)
Sylvia Zhang (2 months ago)
Truethy HLies (2 months ago)
Thank you, it is really helpful for any field of scientific paper
Biomed Master (2 months ago)
6:00 How about EndNote? You can mark and add notes in the PDF, and the software itself serves as a library. That way you don't have to print and are doing some good for trees and the environment :)
zhangbo0037 (2 months ago)
来看看大神的经验心得 6:31 好记性不如烂笔头
Abdul Ghaffar Mallah (2 months ago)
Key Notes: 1. Don't read article from beginning to end 2. Surveying the article * Read title and keywords * Read abstracts and conclusions 3. Phase II * Look at table and figures including captions * Read introduction * Read results and discussions * Read the experimental for more details * Write some notes to avoid rereading
Abdul Ghaffar Mallah (2 months ago)
+Jingye Zhu thanks dear
Jingye Zhu (2 months ago)
Uni V (2 months ago)
Thank you!Prof. Pete Carr. It is really helpful to me! I am grateful!!
Ashish Pampana (2 months ago)
Long Live Professor Peter W. Carr <3 I love you for this valuable information! :-)
sanjana sanila (2 months ago)
Thanks sir
Slingboi (2 months ago)
Really good stuff, thanks 👍
Joel Ngobi Makepu (3 months ago)
Thanks Prof, this is indeed very helpful.
Ayinde Mohammed Usman (3 months ago)
Brilliant....really helpful!
Mariangel Monge (3 months ago)
great! thanks!
LachieSmish (3 months ago)
love u dad xo
TAREQ AL-HABABI (3 months ago)
Thank you so much Prof. for your tips l will follow them correctly. And I will read papers patiently to be more understand and to get the benefits from what I will read.
Chenlu Song (4 months ago)
pay attention to the order when you are reading a paper "survey"technique
lahcen rerbal (4 months ago)
many thanks
Jon Goh (4 months ago)
thanks for this video...really helpful. I am struggling to include as many articles as possible for my dissertation.
Farhan Tanvir (4 months ago)
Thank you sir. . Now I am following to your step read the again this paper
Sachin Kumar S (5 months ago)
this prof got swag
olivier kalombo kadima (6 months ago)
thank you very much for the great advises and videos, it is took me days to understand how should i read a scientific paper but by watching prof.Pete Carr's videos i finaly understand everything , i am greatfull , sincerely yours....
Hafsa Benmessaoud (6 months ago)
Thank you sir for this video it's healpful !
Thanks so much Professor , your tips are much appreciated
Rufus Akinrinlola (7 months ago)
Thank you, this helps alot.
Hans Friedemann (7 months ago)
Thank you very much, your video was extremely helpful!
Oluseun Badejo (7 months ago)
Thank you Sir, this is very useful
Muhammad Umar Iqbal (7 months ago)
How can we take research paper free of cost? Name of the web site
Muhammad Umar Iqbal (7 months ago)
Sophia Notos (7 months ago)
Mainly Pubmed
Ming Lu (8 months ago)
Cute old professor
Jean Pierre NDAYAMBAJE (8 months ago)
Thank you so much Prof Pete Carr, taking notes while reading a paper really helped me!
Shivajyoti Das Baruah (8 months ago)
Thank you Professor for ur advice...
Georgie Henderson (8 months ago)
Thank you very much, sir. Your advice applies to all fields.
Lee Dayries (8 months ago)
Thank you I am having trouble with reading I'm trying to get better
Liz Torres (8 months ago)
Thank you
Pedro J. Berríos-Rolón (8 months ago)
Thank you prof. It really help specially the part of organizing notes.
Eric C (8 months ago)
Geeeee.... i confess I am a fan of this prof now, even though i didnt even know him just 30mins ago. loooooooool He seems like a nice fellow and....MORE importantly.... cute! Thanks for the video. I did often spend over 1 hour on ONE paper.
Clay Nichols (9 months ago)
I found Sumnotes: http://bit.ly/SumNotesNet which lets you highlight PDFs and then export just the highlights. GetLiner.com is also good, but does not allow exporting just the highlights.
Vially kazadi mutombo (9 months ago)
Thank so much Prof Pete, This is very very helpful, I wasted my time reading a lot of papers ineffectively. I used the same way the professor Pete W. Carr explained to read the paper. It took me less than an hour to read a paper and find out a gap.
aakash chaudhary (3 months ago)
Same as me .. Mr viallly
lak sidi (9 months ago)
what for writing an article review ?
Riyath Ismail (10 months ago)
Muhammad Yaseen Mahtaab (10 months ago)
Very Nice Sir...:)
Egi Arvian Firmansyah (10 months ago)
Thanks a lot, Professor.
The Anh Pham (11 months ago)
Good video but I think the strategy may be applicable for people such as PhD students who have enough background.
Karthik Raja (11 months ago)
thank you sir
Harold Su (11 months ago)
Thank you Professor Carr !
Abdulbaki Agbas (11 months ago)
I would respectfully modify Professor Carr's algorithm. After reading the introduction, I would read experiments. If experiments are done correctly then move to results and discussion. If experiments are not sound results are meaningless
WordsandWorld (11 months ago)
Great advice! Thank you!
Denny Hariadi Simanjuntak (11 months ago)
Definitely subscribed!
Alvar Marin (11 months ago)
Thank you, I just realized I was doing it all wrong. Can you please do a video of how to do an efficient literature review? Thank you again!
Chris LAM (11 months ago)
what do to if I cannot understand some points at that the relevant paper?
kusy (1 year ago)
Professor Carr has an algorithm on how to read a paper. Today's A.I. research and test-mining algorithms are already aiming on how to extract information for human scientists. There're just simply too many papers.
A clip with the expression "The faintest writing is better than the best memory" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA0UzAYYVJY
PoleReseal (1 year ago)
Thank you, much obliged
Mitsu Raion Shinzo (1 year ago)
Hello, Prof. Hope, you are doing great. For taking notes I think it is better to make a modified annotated bibliography. My Prof. Supervisor Kamal taught how to make one but I also made some changes and modified it further as per my need and requirements.
Yc (1 year ago)
I have read lots of papers and honestly, for most time, I didn't understand them at all. Thanks a lot Prof. Pete Carr, I will try your method to read paper from now on!
Asrar Chowdhury (1 year ago)
Index Cards are old school, but certainly a time-tested method. Thanks for sharing your experience.
SirArghPirate (1 year ago)
Is there a way for people outside of universities and research institutions to get access to papers and journals free of charge? When I was at university we had access to such.
emoteman (8 months ago)
If you email the authors and explain why you're interested in their research most authors will send you a copy.
Basim Mahbooba (1 year ago)
Thank you, it helps me a lot
Frances Lockhart (1 year ago)
When I take notes I use correct referencing with page number to save time later.
Thanks a lot Professor. It is really helping me a lot. I watched the video before going to sleep last night & started applying the method since this morning & it's really working! Thanks again.
Selina Mei (1 year ago)
Thank you so much, Professor Carr!
Sisters Noon (1 year ago)
Great thanks dr pete for helping us, Its really helpful.
BBMEE SCI (1 year ago)
This has been so helpful and much easier than it's ever been explained at school
ayman amin (1 year ago)
Thank you so much Prof. Carr
telephone person (1 year ago)
Clear, Precise, brief and easy. God bless u
Aek Bargui (1 year ago)
thank you Prof
Intekhab Mohd (1 year ago)
Sir, Could you please share this presentation with us? I would like to share with my colleagues. I'd be much grateful!
Prashant Singh (1 year ago)
Awesome tips sir !!!
ken lim (1 year ago)
thank you for the video Professor
Kimberly Muambo (1 year ago)
Thank you for the advices Professor. Can you please make a video about tips and guidelines for writing a literature review of an area of research? Some tips which can be helpful for a new graduate student. Thank you
Leahcim naerc (1 year ago)
You are AWESOME! So helpful to know how to read papers correctly! You are a legend! :)
miron abdullah (1 year ago)
thanks a lot dear professor for giving fruitful advice , hahahah love you
UltraStormGamers (1 year ago)
Thank you Professor :) You saved my life :) Congratulations and please keep making these videos :) i Hope you can help more people
Buhari Muhammad (1 year ago)
Omer Saeed (1 year ago)
Thanks sir.. It is really helpful..
Emmanuel Batsa Tetteh (1 year ago)
I just started my masters course and I think this is the best video I have watched so far. Subscribed!!!
IHappyChicken (1 year ago)
Div singh (1 year ago)
Thank you very much sir, your tips really helps me.
Thank you very much , doctor
Amr Del (1 year ago)
thank you prof Pete Carr it is really the information that we dearly need us young phd students doctorat students and beginner scientists so to start our work an career with the right way ,even students in thier second year like me i finnished my first year of thesis and i didnt yet found a guiding on the right methods to tackle scientific and academic articles in my field an how to get the most important information from them and get my work to star really thanks prof and greetings from ALGERIA ,and i hope that you can give us more valuable advices
Thank you for your comment, please let us know what topics would be useful and we can prepare some videos relevant to those. Best of luck to you in your work.
jackson andreas (1 year ago)
well said, Prof!! thanks!
Mona Awadh (1 year ago)
Thank you for the video. It really simplified the process...Thanks again
Amr Del (1 year ago)
yes mona i am from algeria a doctorat student and i found this vedeo very necessary for us beginner students in science researching and academics publication ,because its among the most important question we search an answer to so to begin our information collectionnig and research begining in the right way ,i am in my second year in doctorat in algeria
Of course, thanks for watching.
Thanks for your tips, teacher. (Sorry my poor english..but thanks !)
How to get free journal articles. Use this URL to see this useful video. https://youtu.be/Xd_xtVWylKc
Jeffery Owusu (2 years ago)
Hi Prof Pete Carr, I am writing to let you know that your piece of information is of great value and intelligence. simply and well explained. thank you
Thanks for your encouragement, We are working on more videos, please leave us a comment about topics that you are interested about.
Eng Zaitoun (2 years ago)
Thank you Doctor, this vidio help me
Dylan Mattei (7 months ago)
thank u doctor, this vidio help me
Thank you for your comment, this is very encouraging to know that the content was helpful, We are working on more videos, leave us a comment and tell us what topics you are interested in.
Chongchong He (2 years ago)
The faintest writing is better than the best memory! Translated from a Chinese saying: 好记性不如烂笔头。
Zbig (24 days ago)
Google translator says: "Good memory is not as bad as a pen" O_o
李凌云 (6 months ago)
12stanleyxu (6 months ago)
没懂,啥意思?+Dylan Mattei
Dylan Mattei (7 months ago)
Din Islam (1 year ago)

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