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How Scholarly Is It? Exercise (AL): Sliding Scale

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Where Does Your Source Fit?

Author

No credentials                                                                                      Expert with credentials

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Publisher

Self-published                                                                                                Scholarly press

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Vocabulary

Basic                                                                                                            Scholarly, advanced

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Editing/Review

None                                                                                                                  Peer reviewed

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References

None                                                                                                    List of Scholarly Sources

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Purpose (e.g., reporting experiment results, entertainment)

Least Scholarly                                                                                         Most Scholarly

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What other factors would you consider? _________________________________________________________________________

What else would you want to know about this source?  ____________________________________________________________

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Based on where your source falls on the sliding scales above, what is your final judgment about your source for college research?

 

Least Scholarly                                                                                                     Most Scholarly

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