Can you spot the difference?
Below are two scholarly and non-scholarly articles.
Look at the articles below, read the questions, and write your answers in the text box.
1. From just looking at the articles, what do you notice about them? Specifically, what do you notice about the format and the writing?
2. What do you notice about the authors? Who are they? What is their background? Can you find background information on all of the authors?
3. Read the first two paragraphs of each article. What thoughts come up as you read? Are you able to comprehend one more easily than the other? Why do you think that is?
4. Optional. Try searching for scholarly and non-scholarly sources on your own. What was the research process like? What did you notice about searching for scholarly sources?