What is the best way to read a research article?

Step-by-Step Instructions for Reading a Primary Research ArticleBegin by reading the introduction, not the abstract. Identify the big question. Summarize the background in five sentences or less. Identify the specific question(s). Identify the approach. Read the methods section. Read the results section.

How many papers should I read a day?

Just curious what’s normal for everyone. The graduate coordinator of my program says that everyone should read at least one paper a day, so seven a week minimum.

What happens if your references don’t answer?

If the person doesn’t respond to you, strike that person off your list of references. Either way, give the employer another reference.

Is Reference Check the last step?

For many companies, the reference check is the last step in an extensive hiring process—and they only complete it for their first choice candidate. In other words, they call references after they’ve made a decision about a prospective hire.

Are reference checks a good sign?

If a job applicant has had an interview but hasn’t been offered a post, an employer may ask to conduct a reference check to make a decision between top candidates. This can be seen as a good sign, but don’t pop the champagne just yet—nothing is sealed until the contract is signed.