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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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Jean Pierre NDAYAMBAJE (18 days ago)
Thank you so much Prof Pete Carr, taking notes while reading a paper really helped me!
Shivajyoti Das Baruah (19 days ago)
Thank you Professor for ur advice...
Georgie Henderson (23 days ago)
Thank you very much, sir. Your advice applies to all fields.
Lee Dayries (25 days ago)
Thank you I am having trouble with reading I'm trying to get better
Liz Torres (25 days ago)
Thank you
Thank you prof. It really help specially the part of organizing notes.
Eric C (29 days 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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.
lak sidi (1 month ago)
what for writing an article review ?
Riyath Ismail (1 month ago)
Muhammad Yaseen Mahtaab (2 months ago)
Very Nice Sir...:)
Egi Arvian Firmansyah (2 months ago)
Thanks a lot, Professor.
The Anh Pham (3 months ago)
Good video but I think the strategy may be applicable for people such as PhD students who have enough background.
Karthik Raja (3 months ago)
thank you sir
Harold Su (3 months ago)
Thank you Professor Carr !
Abdulbaki Agbas (3 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 (3 months ago)
Great advice! Thank you!
Definitely subscribed!
Alvar Marin (3 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 (3 months ago)
what do to if I cannot understand some points at that the relevant paper?
sai sowmya grandhi (4 months ago)
That was really helpful video. I guess your students are super happy to have you as their guide.
kusy (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
Thank you, much obliged
Mitsu Raion Shinzo (4 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
Index Cards are old school, but certainly a time-tested method. Thanks for sharing your experience.
SirArghPirate (5 months 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 (26 days ago)
If you email the authors and explain why you're interested in their research most authors will send you a copy.
Basim Mahbooba (5 months ago)
Thank you, it helps me a lot
Frances Lockhart (5 months 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 (6 months ago)
Thank you so much, Professor Carr!
Sisters Noon (6 months ago)
Great thanks dr pete for helping us, Its really helpful.
BBMEE SCI (7 months ago)
This has been so helpful and much easier than it's ever been explained at school
ayman amin (7 months ago)
Thank you so much Prof. Carr
telephone person (7 months ago)
Clear, Precise, brief and easy. God bless u
Mustafa Elseed (7 months ago)
What an amazing and informative video
Aek Bargui (7 months ago)
thank you Prof
Intekhab Mohd (7 months 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 (7 months ago)
Awesome tips sir !!!
ken lim (9 months ago)
thank you for the video Professor
Kimberly Muambo (10 months 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 (11 months ago)
You are AWESOME! So helpful to know how to read papers correctly! You are a legend! :)
miron abdullah (11 months ago)
thanks a lot dear professor for giving fruitful advice , hahahah love you
UltraStormGamers (11 months ago)
Thank you Professor :) You saved my life :) Congratulations and please keep making these videos :) i Hope you can help more people
Buhari Muhammad (11 months 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
Thank you 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 (1 year ago)
The faintest writing is better than the best memory! Translated from a Chinese saying: 好记性不如烂笔头。
Din Islam (5 months ago)
Thanks for sharing the Chinese letters.

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