Some tips for reading research papers

  1. Read the paper 3 times.
  2. Make an outline of the paper
    The idea is to create some organized information about the paper that will help you sort out the details
    Highlight the major points of the paper
    This can be as detailed as you need it to be
  3. Create a list of questions
    about parts that you don't understand
    about parts where you question their solution/proof/methods/results
  4. List comparisons of this paper to other related work with which you are familiar.