I am a university student, I have to read a lot of published paper and cite them into my paper, but I find it really hard to understand the articles.
I am not an English native speaker, but I can speak fluent English and understand most English newspaper. However, when it comes to academic articles, I have no means to deal with.The sentence structure is always so long and complicated that I keep losing my mind when reading them. Though I still can get the rough meanings and the main ideas, I can never fully understand a single academic paper!
I always see words I don't understand, and even I look up from the dictionary, I still got confused by the long and complex sentence structure at the time! I have to read it over and over again.
I want to know if the same problems happen to native speakers too or just me being stupid!