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ENG118: The Documentary Impulse: Getting Started

Spring 2016, L. Bloomfield

Scholarly vs. Popular

How can you tell?

  • Is it aimed at a general or specialized readership?
  • Is the author an expert in the field?
  • Is the publication put out by a scholarly association or by a popular press?
  • Does the author cite the sources for conclusions (footnotes and/or bibliographies?)
  • Is the emphasis placed on arousing your emotions or appealing to your reason?

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