Take seriously the task of reading scholarship in your field.
The popular works available will not give you the authority to say things that will persuade your professors.
When learning how to write this type of paper one of the most important skills to master is producing an evaluation that is unbiased and reasoned.
Let’s look at some of the steps to complete the task.
The table below highlights some of those differences.
The purpose of this course is to build and refine scholarly writing through the use of archival research, documented sources, and library databases.
Students who rely on books because the Library catalogue is easier to use, or because books appear to have "more on the topic," are still thinking at a pre-college level.
They do not understand how quickly book-length manuscripts become outdated, and how books' much larger theses can make it difficult for students to extract useful support from them without misunderstanding what they are borrowing.
If you are trying your hardest, using all the aids available (including asking teachers in the subject for help), and you still cannot read the scholarship near the end of your first year of study, you probably should rethink your intended major.
Scholarship in the social and natural sciences becomes outdated quickly.