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ENGL 113 - Verduin: Consider the Source and Popular vs. Scholarly

Is it Scholarly Poll

Consider the Source: Is it popular? Is it scholarly? Is it something else? What kinds of sources do I need for this research project?

Compare and contrast these two sources, thinking about these things:

  • What do the two articles have in common?

  • Who wrote each article? Are they an expert or authority on the topic? Is the author or the information presented credible? Trustworthy? 

  • Who published this?

  • For what type of audience is this written? (note vocabulary/jargon, writing style, depth of content, etc.)

  • Which one took longer to write? (Why might that matter?)

Popular Vs. Scholarly Tutorial

Still not completely sure how to identify whether or not a source is "Scholarly" or "Popular?"

Try this tutorial here