How to Read an Academic Paper?
It is the first thing everyone has to learn in graduate schools, or even before. And it is not so easy as it appears. I still remember when I read the first paper, I read word by word, sentence by sentence, only overwhelmed by terms and notations. By reading more and more papers, I learned how to read a paper efficiently. I realized that reading a lot of papers is not the only way to learn. There is a shortcut.
- Read the abstract.
A good abstract addresses three questions. What is the problem? What method does the authors propose to solve the problem? And what is the…