What is the difference between a scholarly journal article and a popular magazine article? I

Due Date: 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday of Unit 6
Points: 100
Overview:
What is the difference between a scholarly journal article and a popular magazine
article? It is important that the information you learn about Psychology is supported by
strong academic research. Research that is published in peer-reviewed journals is
considered scholarly work. For this assignment, you will distinguish between a
scholarly journal article and a popular magazine article.
Instructions:
1. Please view the “Welcome to the Traurig Library!” Tutorial: Welcome to the
Traurig Library Tutorial
2. Write a minimum one-page essay following these guidelines:
• Summarize the characteristics of each type of article.
• Compare and contrast a scholarly journal article with a popular magazine
article by including three (3) ways they are similar and three (3) ways they
are different.
• Choose a scholarly article and a non-scholarly article directly related to a
topic in psychology you are interested in. Explain how they are similar and
different, using specific examples from each article.
• Make sure to include references to your articles.
Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper will be evaluated before you
write and again after you write.
PSY101 – Fundamentals of Psychology
Scholarly Source Assignment
Evaluation Rubric for Scholarly Source Assignment
CRITERIA Deficient Development
Needed Proficient Exemplary
0 – 14 points 15 – 19 points 20 – 22 points 23 – 25 points
Source
Characteristics
Identifies some
characteristics of
scholarly and
non-scholarly
sources. Does
not compare and
contrast.
Identifies
characteristics of
scholarly and nonscholarly sources.
Compares and
contrasts, but
analysis is
incomplete.
Identifies many
characteristics of
scholarly and nonscholarly sources.
Compares and
contrasts, but
argument is not fully
elaborated with
specific details.
Fully compares
and contrasts
scholarly vs. nonscholarly sources.
Discusses at least
three similarities
and three
differences.
Argument is well
elaborated with
specific examples.
0 – 14 points 15 – 19 points 20 – 22 points 23 – 25 points
Articles Does not include
article(s).
Includes nonscholarly article
but scholarly
article is absent or
is non-scholarly
OR
Includes scholarly
article but nonscholarly article is
absent or is
scholarly.
Includes both
scholarly and nonscholarly article but
articles are loosely
related.
Includes both
scholarly and nonscholarly article
on same topic.
0 – 14 points 15 – 19 points 20 – 22 points 23 – 25 points
Comparison
Articles
Identifies some
characteristics of
scholarly and
non-scholarly
sources. Does
not compare and
contrast.
Identifies
characteristics of
scholarly and nonscholarly sources.
Compares and
contrasts, but
analysis is
incomplete.
Identifies many
characteristics of
scholarly and nonscholarly sources.
Compares and
contrasts, but
argument is not fully
elaborated with
specific details.
Fully compares
and contrasts
scholarly vs. nonscholarly sources.
Discusses at least
three similarities
and three
differences.
Argument is well
elaborated with
specific examples.
CRITERIA Deficient Development
Needed Proficient Exemplary
0 – 14 points 15 – 19 points 20 – 22 points 23 – 25 points
Clear and
Professional
Writing and
Format
Errors impede
professional
presentation;
guidelines not
followed.
Numerous errors
somewhat
interfere with
professional
presentation.
Few errors that do
not impede
professional
presentation.
Writing and format
are clear,
professional, APA
compliant, and
error-free.