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ENGWR 300 (Agee) - Scholarly Information

Why Use Scholarly Information?

Authority

Research articles published in scholarly journals have in most cases been through a rigorous peer-review process. Other scholars have scrutinized the reasoning and methodology and decided that it meets their professional standards. This process provides a peer-reviewed article with a certain amount of authority.

When you refer to a scholarly, peer-reviewed article in your presentation, you are using that authority in the service of your own argument. This technique will help you be persuasive.