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ResearchResources: Scholarly and non-scholarlyArticles

Whattype of information is included in the scholarly article but not inthe newspaper article that provides you with a deeper understandingof the topic?

Accordingto Goodson(2013),people often struggle with the question “how can one determine ascholarly article from a non-scholarly article?” There is astriking difference between the article presented in the conferenceand the news article. The conference paper includes an abstract whichsummarizes the content of the article. The abstract uses a formallanguage that is clear and easily understandable. The author of theconference paper also includes a definition of the keywords in hisreport. Key terms provide the reader with the purpose and directionof the article(Goodson, 2013).The news article does not possess any of the above components. It isvaguely written and consistently uses informal language. The seminararticle incorporates an introduction. The prolegomenon is a beginningsection which introduces the thesis statement. It also presents thepurpose of the paper. The introduction may clarify a few aspects ofthe article such as the merits, ramifications and the novelties ofthe journal(Jesson, Matheson &amp Lacey, 2011).The author of the conference paper includes the main results of thepaper in the introduction and the sources to prove the results. Theuse of these sources is not only in the introductory section but alsoin the body and conclusion segments. According to Jesson,Matheson &amp Lacey (2011),the use of references serves the purpose of showing how widely theresearch was conducted. The conferences article includes abackground. The purpose of background information is to identify anddescribe the historic nature of a clarified research area based onthe existing literature(Jesson, Matheson &amp Lacey, 2011).In the news article, no background information is provided. Theconferences article uses a hypothesis and theories which state thepurpose and the framework of conducting the research. This aspect isparticularly different from the news article which uses mere ideasand undirected arguments to make up its content.

Howcould the scholarly article be more helpful to you when supportingthe arguments?

Accordingto O`Rourke,Haimovitz, Ballweber, Dweck &amp Popović (2014), ascholarly article is very useful when supporting arguments. First, itintroduces the subject in a very clear way such that anyone canunderstand the subject matters. This introduction is part of astrategy to capture the reader`s attention. The paper incorporates anexplanation of the gap that the researcher aims to discuss. This gapis usually the argument that the researcher has (Jesson,Matheson &amp Lacey, 2011).The scholarly article allows for the development of a hypothesis thateither justifies or disagrees with the argument. The article alsostates on how solutions to the arguments ensued. The methodologyprovides the reader with a lot of details concerning the particularsubject area hence giving a deeper understanding of the evidence.After the method, a scholarly article contains the findings andevidence based on the topic of argument. The evidence is organizedaround the subject hence proving one`s arguments either truth or afallacy. A scholarly article does not leave out an argument on thepart of determining if it is true or false, the paper goes ahead todiscuss and provide answers to the argument. A scholarly article alsoavoids being biased by stating all the sources of the facts writtenin an article (Goodson,2013).It is a good show of a widely conducted research.


Goodson,P. (2013).&nbspBecomingan academic writer.Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.

Jesson,J., Matheson, L., &amp Lacey, F. (2011).&nbspDoingyour literature review.Los Angeles, Calif.: SAGE.

O`Rourke,E., Haimovitz, K., Ballweber, C., Dweck, C., &amp Popović, Z.(2014, April). Brain points: a growth mindset incentive structureboosts persistence in an educational game. In&nbspProceedingsof the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems&nbsp(pp.3339-3348). Paper presented atCHI’14, Toronto, Canada. New York:Association for Computing Machinery.