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For Students

There are several aspects of Reddit that students can use for educational purposes.

Students can:

  • Search for scientific articles
  • Post questions that will be answered by their peers

Search for Scientific Articles

Reddit has a wide range of Subreddits that contain educational information. You can browse any of them to find articles of interest, or if you have something more specific in mind, you can use the search bar.

Before you begin, you need:

  • a basic grasp of navigating Subreddits
  • to know how to add / remove Subreddits from your front page

Step 1) Selecting a Subreddit

a)       Decide which Subreddit would be most compatible to search interests

b)       If that subreddit is not on your front page, add it

c)       Click on the Subreddit

  • A new page should load, and the title of the Subreddit can be seen below the search bar in the top right hand corner of the page

Step 2) Completing the Search

a)       Locate the search bar at the top right

b)       Enter the author, title, or the topic of the article you are searching for into the search bar

  • A list of results will appear

You have successfully found some articles!

To Post a Question

Posting a question on Reddit can be a reliable way of acquiring information that might otherwise elude you. If you have a question or seek information that can’t be answered by browsing Reddit, you can post that question in a Subreddit. Fellow Reddit-ers will come along and answer your question to the best of their ability.

Before you begin, you need:

  • a basic grasp of navigating Subreddits
  • to know how to add / remove Subreddits from your front page

Step 1) Selecting the Subreddit: AskReddit

a)       If AskReddit is not on your front page, add it

b)       Click on the AskReddit

  • A new page should load, and the title “AskReddit” can be seen below the search bar in the top right hand corner of the page

Step 2) Submitting a Link

a)       Scroll down the page until you find the words “Submit a link” inside a light blue arrow

  • Located on the right side of the page

b)       Click on the arrow

c)       Enter your question into the “title” field

d)       Enter background information into the “text” field (optional)

e)       Complete the “are you human?” field

f)        Click the “submit” button

Step 3) Checking to See if your Question has been Answered

a)       Click on your user name

  • Located on the right side of the task bar at the top of your screen

b)       Click on the “Submitted” tab

  • Located in the middle of the task bar at the top of your screen
  • Once clicked, the items you have submitted will appear on your screen in the order they were submitted with the most recent on top

c)       Locate the question and click on it

  • Comments and answers from your peers will appear below the question

You have successfully obtained your answer!


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