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EGL 100 - English Composition

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Scholarly vs. Popular

Scholarly articles usually have:

  • An abstract
  • A bibliography
  • An author who is a scholar in the field
  • Content that has been peer-reviewed
  • Citations have volume(issue).


Smyth, A. M., Parker, A. L., & Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas. Journal of Abnormal Eating, 8(3), 120-125.

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