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ENG 112: College Composition II - Gilman, Hansberry, Jackson, O'Connor, Plath (K. Brown-AL): Articles

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What Are Peer Reviewed Journal Articles?

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Many scholarly journals use a process called peer review.

  • Before an article can be published in a peer reviewed journal, the journal requires that other scholars in the author's field (the author's peers) critically evaluate the article.
  • Peer review is a kind of quality control process to help ensure that the article represents the best scholarship available.

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flannery o'connor AND "good man is hard to find" AND child*

plath AND daddy AND nazi*


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