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Researching & Writing in Computer Science: Reading

Resources and methods on how to research, write, and cite in computer science.

3 Pass Approach

FIRST PASS

  • Read the introduction/abstract
  • Section headings
  • Examine tables, graphs, figures
  • Read the Conclusion

SECOND PASS

  • Read the full paper
  • Note terms you don't understand
  • Make comments
  • Mark referenced material to explore

THIRD PASS

  • Read for detail, true understanding
  • Imagine re-implementing
  • Consider how you would present similar info
  • Identify assumptions, missing citations, potential problems

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