Workshop On Sources

Pass this sheet along with your two article to one person in your group
Name of person who wrote Article A
Name of person who wrote Article B

1. Are both articles “meaty” or substantial in length and perspectives (such as a feature article in a newspaper or magazine) or in depth of research (such as an academic article)? Consider length (if less than 5-10 pages – hard to see the student get full credit on this) and substance (skim it and see if it feels “fluffy”). Write any possible problems you see with Article A or B below.

2. Is the source secondary rather than primary? You probably caught this on “fluffy” above, but primary sources are personal narratives (Peter Lang) or raw information (a newspaper article informing readers about what happened). Let the student know if you suspect one of these article of being a primary source.

3. Does the article meets the evaluative criteria discussed in class (recent, published by reputable source, written by an expert in the field).
When was A published?
When was B published?
In what venue (journal, magazine, etc.) is A published?
In what venue is B published?
What are the credentials of the author of A?
What are the credentials of the author of B?
Any comments on the above?

4. Are both articles on same narrowed topic? Skim the introductory section of the two articles (can be up to two pages) and describe their narrowed topic below:
Article A:

Article B:

Any problems?

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