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