Read ‘3. Evaluating’ to find out how you can determine the academic value of a source.
NOTE: In this course you don’t learn (yet) how to also use reading strategies to assess the value of the source.
Choose a minimum of 2 books and 2 articles from your list and assess their academic value using the following strategies.
Do the outcomes of your research give rise to serious doubts with regard to the academic value of the sources you checked? Why?
What would be serious indications that a publication lacks academic value?
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Learning how to assess the academic value of your sources on a basic level, using different methods: checking the author, book reviews and finding out if the journal in which an article is published is peer-reviewed.