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Decoding Scholarly Articles : 1. How Do Experts Communicate?


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Learning to recognize the standard features of a scholarly article will help you: 

  • read academic sources more effectively
  • understand the difference between popular and academic sources
  • search for articles with a better understanding of appropriate keywords 

Watch the video below for a discussion of how scholarly publishing is similar to the way fans talk to each other about something they know a lot about.  Then answer the questions about an example from your own life.

Scholarly Articles Decoded

Fandom Worksheet