Without a doubt, an ability to correctly read, analyze and understand diverse types of modern research papers is the most desired skill for each ambitious researcher. In truth, a great number of students consider that the importance of this problem is greatly exaggerated. After all, everyone is able to read. What is so special about research papers and scientific articles? Why should I spend my time examining guidelines about such a trifle? Doubtlessly, I know perfectly how to read a research paper! These are the most popular arguments of those students who think that this assignment is nothing special, comparing with writing and editing academic papers. However, many stalwarts of this point of view forget that an informative and scientifically significant research paper has an incomparable informative density per unit of text.