Tell students the ways in which authors establish credibility to help students evaluate sources and establish credibility within their writing.

Tell students the ways in which authors establish credibility to help students evaluate sources and establish credibility within their writing.
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Action:

  • Enumerate or have students brainstorm ways in which authors establish credibility. For example,
    Referencing a broad range of scholarly articles about a topic.
    Referencing seminal works within a domain.
    References scholarly rather than popular or opinion sources.
    Presents evidence to support the argument.
    Distinguishes between their ideas and the ideas of others.

Reason:

  • Understanding the disciplinary ways in which authors establish credibility is important for both evaluating and generating research papers.