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Tutor profile: Jonnetta M.

Jonnetta M.
Academic Librarian

Questions

Subject: Writing

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How do I know if my citations are correct?

Jonnetta M.
Answer:

If you are struggling with citations, you have options for help. First, if you look on Google, you can search for "Citation style guides." Just identify the style you are using (APA, MLA, CSE, etc.) and use that to check your citations. Purdue OWL is a great source.

Subject: Study Skills

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How do I manage my time to study more effectively?

Jonnetta M.
Answer:

Find ways to get organized and stay that way. You have to figure out what works best for you - an agenda? phone calendar? You have to learn what motivates you to succeed and use that to guide you.

Subject: Library and Information Science

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What is the difference between a scholarly and popular source?

Jonnetta M.
Answer:

A scholarly source is typically an article from an academic journal. They have been per-reviewed. It is writing by experts within that field for other experts. The authors have authority and expertise to speak on the subject at hand. Other characteristics: longer articles, multiple authors, data/figures/tables to unpack, specialized language used and a list of references. A popular source is typically found within a newspaper or magazines. The intended audience is the general public. They usually use every day language so that anyone can understand the topic at hand. They're written by journalist who may not be experts within the field, but they know who to interview and how to compile that information. Other characteristics: shorter articles, reviewed by an editor, references within the article.

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