The Difference between a Scholarly Article and a Popular Magazine Article
The purpose of this paper is to summarize the characteristics of each type of article. I will be comparing and contrasting a scholarly journal article with a popular magazine article. This information I am exploring will lead me to include three ways they are similar and three ways they are different. I found one scholarly article and one magazine article both on Global Warming. In short I will compare and contrast how the articles are similar and are different. How do we tell the difference between a scholarly article and a popular article in the first place? Why is this important to have supported strong academic research in Psychology? When is it good to use an article from a scholarly journal? Are popular magazines even credible? Are you still wondering how is it even possible to tell if a article is scholarly or popular in a given database? These are some of the questions I will explore in this essay.
I was so naïve in my previous years of reading popular articles. As an adolescent I took everything that was written in newspapers and magazines as the truth. The illustration’s, and picture layouts where so beautiful, and packaged to sell. Controversy, marketing, and politics took over the realm of truth to my peers and me as teens. As I got older and I had a thirst for finding the source to articles and jargon that was sold as entertainment. I attended college and I had to write essays, and research papers which taught me about journal articles. The magazines that I loved were hard to abandon. They both have similarities and huge differences.
For college research you have to use scholarly journals. It is good for you to know what was researched and studied on the topic you’re covering. Scholarly journals are sometimes called peer reviewed. Referees review the article and evaluate it prior to taking it for...