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Beyond the Abstract: Helping Students Learn to Read Scientific Literature


Fluency in reading primary scientific literature represents an important and complex set of skills for developing scientists. In this workshop, instructors interested in incorporating such scientific papers in undergraduate classes will clarify their goals, consider assessment strategies, and develop an arsenal of activities and teaching techniques to help students strengthen those skills.

Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • Define a goal for scientific literature skills in a class
  • Select or create appropriate activities in support of those goals
  • Describe the CREATE method for reading scientific literature

Workshop Resources:


Can apply toward these graduate student/postdoc certificates: