Note-Taking Template for Journal Articles

Use this worksheet to help you take notes and learn important content in journal articles.

Title of Article: ______________________________ Publication: __________________

Author(s) __________________________________ Date: __________________

Background

What was the context for this research?
What has been studied or determined already?

                                                                                                         

Methods & Nature of This this Study

What was the objective?
How did the author(s) collect data?
When and where did the research take place?

Results

What highlights emerged?
Were there any surprises?

Data

What is most striking about the tables, graphs, illustrations?
Why did the author(s) include them?

Conclusions

What did the author(s) learn overall?

Next Steps

What is implied or proposed for this study?

Significance

Why does this research matter?

My Thoughts & Questions


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