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Utilize text features to find an issue, conclusion, and reasons in an article faster and easier. This was created for students in CRE101: College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking.
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How to annotate text while reading

These 11 annotation techniques will bring your reading comp to the next level!
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Go from an online citation to a full text article from the library in a few clicks. Okay, several clicks.

Demonstrates how to find the full text of an article when you only have a citation (basic information such as the article title, author, journal title, and date). Explains how to use the Journal Finder and the Inter-Library Loan Request Form at Bowman Library.
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Google Scholar is a freely available to anyone with an Internet connection. This service provides journal articles, books, court decisions, theses, and more. Sometimes you can even find a link to the full text of the article!

If you are a Dominican College who needs a journal article in full text, review our Serial Solution YouTube video:

If you cannot find the full text in Serial Solution, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan request, as detailed here:

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Writing for a newspaper embodies the philosophy of ‘less means more’.
Journalists write less on the page to focus more eyeballs on their article and save the editor having to cut them off.
Writing concisely refers to only writing what is required and cutting out the rest.
Journalists do this in order to make their articles as short as possible.
It also makes what they write clear and direct. They do not overuse description or vocabulary, and concentrate on simply telling a reader what is important.
A ‘reading age’ is how a journalist’s writing style and vocabulary is tailored towards readers. It refers to reading level that a particular newspaper targets.
Depending on the publication, the age is generally set at either an 8th or 10th grade reading level. 
Newspapers articles (not features or columnists) are meant to be objective.
This means that they are unbiased.
News articles are written in the following ways:
Present both sides of the story
Written in passive voice
Adopt a neutral tone
Allow the reader form their opinion
Passive Voice is where the writer or speaker is ‘removed’ from what takes place. They have no active role or opinion.
Journalists use passive voice to remain impartial and avoid making accusations that cannot be proven.
They present ‘facts’ in such a way that a reader can draw their own conclusions.
The Story:
Monty and Jasper are two boys who had an argument in the school yard. Monty claims that a coin that Jasper found was his, while Jasper claims that he simply found the coin lying in the grass.
Thievery and verbal arguments are rife within a local primary school, with two students reprimanded over an ugly dispute involving a two dollar coin.
Tips for Your Writing
There are a number of lessons from the newspaper journalistic style that you can apply to your own writing:
Eliminate wordiness
Don’t overextend your vocabulary
Be direct
Make every word important
Edit, edit, edit!
Newspaper articles are concisely written
They are (mostly) objective
Use passive voice

How to find the full text of a document in Falvey Memorial Library’s holdings when you already have article citation information (title, title of journal, volume, issue number, etc.).
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Writing about Newspaper Articles
You can write about newspaper articles in a number of ways: and not just comprehension.

To fully interpret the validity, effects and techniques of a news article, you need to ask some questions.

How do they Grab Attention?
An article can grab attention through a headline, an image, or both.
The relationship between headline and image attracts a reader through by interest or emotional response. The first line of the article is important for maintaining this interest, or getting them to ‘click’.
Are they Truly Objective?
This bias can be seen in any way that a journalist adds personal opinion, be it political, social, cultural, religious or ideological.
While many articles are completely objective and impersonal some do indicate bias or emotion.
You must analyse what effect this bias has, if any, on the trustworthiness and validity of the article, and be critical.

What Sources do they Use?
A good test of the trustworthiness of a news article comes from the evidence or source that a news story uses.

Some are generally trustworthy such as:
Government spokesperson, police, professors, scientists, the subject of the article, photographic evidence

Some are less than trustworthy, such as:
Witnesses, ‘a source close to’, unrecognised ‘experts’, the subject of the article, ‘man on the street’

What Kind of Story is it?
Not all news stories are the same. All stories connect and attract readers in different ways.
They can be humorous, scandalous, sensational, fear-mongering, heart-warming or reflective.
All stories want to connect with reader in some way, and through this, they appeal directly or indirectly to emotions and interests.

How does it use Language?

The final question you should ask is how techniques are used, such as:
Exaggerated or sensationalist choices of language
Emotional or figurative language
Formal or colloquial style of language in reporting
Puns or rhetorical questions in headline
Any distinct layout or visual choices

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