Academic Sources: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following BEST defines academic sources?

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1. All of these are qualities you should expect in an academic source EXCEPT _____.

2. You're writing a senior thesis on special education and need to find quality academic sources. Where would be the BEST place to find them?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you to understand the features of academic sources and writing. Some of the concepts that you will be evaluated on include how to define, find and select academic sources.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on the following information:

  • The characteristics of academic sources
  • The definition of academic sources
  • The best way to locate academic sources

Skills Practiced

Students can use this quiz and worksheet to help assess the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related academic sources lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding academic writing and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to select academic sources

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of academic writing, read over the accompanying lesson on Features of Academic Sources. You will learn the following objectives in this lesson:

  • Define academic and scholarly sources
  • Understand the characteristics of academic writing
  • Know and understand how to select academic sources