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WRIT 1110: Seminar in Academic Writing: Author's Credentials

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Ask yourself the following

  • Where does the author work?
  • What is the author's educational background?
  • Is the author qualified to write authoritatively on a certain topic?

Give it a Try

1. Identify the author of this source and find out some information about her:

Walker, Alice. Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer's Activism. New York: Ballantine, 1998. Print.

2. Identify the authors of this source and find out some information about them:

Halpern, Diane, and Milton Hakel. "Applying the Science of Learning to the University and Beyond." Change 35.4 (2003, July): 36. Academic Search Complete. Web. 3 Sept. 2008.

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