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School of Education: Scholarly vs Popular Articles -- what are they?

What is a scholarly journal?

Scholarly journals contain articles written for academicians in a field. They use technical language and are often long. They also may contain charts, graphs, or a bibliography.

 

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What is a popular magazine?

A popular magazine has articles written for the general public.  They use easily-understood language and the articles tend to be short. 

 

 

 

How to Read a Scholarly Article

You don't have to read the entire article -- skim it first.
Here's a graphic to help you understand reading an academic article (brought to you courtesy of North Carolina State University

 

Scholarly vs. Popular

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