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How Scholarly Is It? Newspaper and Journal Articles Exercise (AL): Home


How Scholarly Is It?

Hello and welcome! 
This exercise will help you think critically about the sources
you use for your college research & assignments.

Start with the Overview below, then go to the Group Assignment page to get started on the exercise.


How To Identify Scholarly Information

Sources of information can range from being not scholarly, to very scholarly, to somewhere in the middle.  Each source will go somewhere on this Scale of Scholarliness:

          0                                                      5                                                   10          

Least Scholarly                             Credible/Reliable                              Most Scholarly



Where on the Scale of Scholarliness does your source fall?
To make your determination, consider the six things listed below.  Click on each box to learn more.

Author Credentials Audience purpose
Publisher Editing/Review References

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