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EAP 1900: Rhetoric & Research Strategies

Understanding Source Types Quiz

Be sure to take the Understanding Source Types Quiz after reviewing all the parts of this section and the Scholarly vs. Popular section. 

Format Matters

When selecting sources for your research paper, stop and think about what you're trying to accomplish. Then, strategically select the kind of source that will help you achieve whatever that is. Different kinds of sources have different strengths and weaknesses. It's up to you to leverage their strengths.

Source: “Research 101: Format Matters" by University of Washington Libraries.