Scholarly vs. Popular Articles
During your education at FAU, you may receive an assignment from a professor who instructs you to use "scholarly," "refereed," or "peer-reviewed" articles from academic journals, and to stay away from "popular" ones. "Aren't all articles the same," you ask yourself. Well, actually there are slight differences.
The writing level is almost always very high with specialized and/or technical language and vocabulary within the discipline used extensively. The length of these articles can be somewhat long, sometimes running more than ten pages and containing 7,000 words. The average audience of scholarly articles are other academics and professionals in the field.
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