Read the Witvliet, Ludwig, & VanderLaan (2001) paper.
Keep in mind you are reading more for the organization and type of writing, rather than the content or topic of the paper.
Notice as you are reading:
– The different sections of the paper (Intro, Method, Results, Discussion), and how they form an
hourglass structure (general → specific → general).
– The type of writing (scientific writing – what it sounds like, what it looks like, words and
– How previous research is referenced or cited (and what types of statements require citations).
– Identify transition sentences and conclusion sentences.
– Identify the hypothesis.