J.F. Sanborn's Book Reviews
Reviews of books for readers from the 6th grade through adult.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Want to test your students' knowledge of what makes a reliable source? Direct them to the
Cornell University Libraries' page on Differentiating Periodicals
. Then, send them to North Carolina State University's interactive
"Anatomy of a Scholarly Article."
Here's a quick quiz you can try as well!
Question #1: What is the difference between The Onion and the National Enquirer?
The Onion is Sensational Satire while the Enquirer purports to be true
The Onion is a food magazine while the Enquirer is a Hollywood magazine
The Onion is layered while the Enquirer is inquisitive
The Onion is a Newspaper while The Enquirer is a Magazine
Question #2: What type of article focuses on marketing to their reader?
Question #3: What type of article is contains inflammatory statements?
Question #4: Which type of article is written to give information but does not require peer-review?
Question #5: What type of article cannot be published without being reviewed by other professionals in the field?
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