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Primary vs Secondary Sources

Primary sources A primary source is an original, first-hand account of an event.   Examples of primary sources include historical and legal documents, dairies, interviews, news articles, scientific experiments and results, photographs and creative pieces of art. Primary sources in the natural sciences include peer-reviewed journal articles that highlight the researcher’s findings. Secondary sources A secondary … Continue reading Primary vs Secondary Sources

Dangers of the Echo Chamber

uredA recent study by Stanford University found that 88% of young adults use social media to obtain their news.  In addition to the recent proliferation of fake news on these sites, many users are also funneled opinions that mirror their own.  This insulates readers from outside opinions, which can be dangerous to a informed society.  It is … Continue reading Dangers of the Echo Chamber

Popular Vs. Scholarly

There is often confusion for high school students when it comes to the differences between popular and scholarly articles.  This list below will help you determine the nature of the article. Popular Usually written by a journalist Intended for the general public Uses common language Articles are normally shorter than academic sources Rarely contains citations for the … Continue reading Popular Vs. Scholarly