Learning the craft of scholarly reading

August 9, 2018

"Scholarly reading remains an obscure, self-taught process of assembling, absorbing, and strategically deploying the writing of others," writes Joli Jensen in a reflection on the craft of scholarly reading. Jensen discusses how many scholars are left to learn for themselves how to read, understand, and make use of relevant literature in their studies. A clearer, more detailed understanding of how to read effectively would benefit many rookie and established scholars, she states. To this end, she describes the objectives, pitfalls, and method of the three phases of reading: Gathering, Engaging, and Deploying. Chronicle of Higher Ed