One of the main tenets of academic writing is its reliance on credible, scholarly research. But, oftentimes, students think that they, as scholars, should have an opinion and then seek out a source to support that opinion.
For academics, though, the process is usually the opposite: Scholars read and reflect on the most recent research and then use that information to develop or guide their opinions.
In order to help you develop your thoughts on Lanier’s arguments, then, we will rely heavily on credible, scholarly research this semester. For this assignment, then, locate an open-access, credible, scholarly source that you’ll use for your discussion post this week. In a Google Doc, provide a citation and annotation of this source.
Citation: This is the bibliographic information that helps other scholars locate, read, review, or verify the claims made in the source. For this assignment, your citation should be MLA formatted.
Annotation: This is a summary of the source’s thesis and supporting arguments. For this assignment, your annotation should include the following:
A summary of the source’s thesis and supporting arguments. Use active verbs.
An explanation of the information or arguments you used in your discussion.
If the source provided a different or opposing position, an explanation of how you responded to that position.
An analysis of what made this source a good one, including the credentials of the author(s) and the reliability of the arguments and information.