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English 102: College Writing (Prof. Hajdik): Evaluate

Evaluate What You Find

Scholarly & Popular Articles

Do you know how to tell the difference between a scholarly and a popular (i.e., non-scholarly) article? Check out the Scholarly Journal, Trade Magazine, & Popular Magazine guide for tips.


It is important to do some critical evaluation to decide whether what you find, particularly online sources of information, is appropriate and usable for your University research assignment. Questions asked when Evaluating Internet Resources, such as webpages, online videos, etc.,  provide useful guidance in determining the source, scope, currency, accuracy and bias of a site.

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