You will be frequently asked to use peer-reviewed, scholarly/academic articles for your research and paper writing at Washington College.
Peer review means that a board of scholarly reviewers in the subject area of the journal assesses materials they publish. They are looking for quality in the research and adherence to journal standards before articles are accepted for publication.
If you use materials from peer-reviewed publications they have been vetted by scholars in your field for quality and importance.
Authority and Authorship
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