How to Find Academic Sources for Your Essay

When you first begin working on an essay, what is the first place you usually go for information? Most students are likely to go to the internet to look for sources. But, can we trust that the information we will find on the internet is of an acceptable standard? It is hard to think so. When writing academic essays, you need to use academic sources for your research. However, information on most websites is classified as non-academic. It is easy to see why when we consider how easy it is to publish information on the internet. Anyone who can access the internet can write and publish anything there. It is still possible for a student to use the internet as …

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How to Write Distinction Essays Every Time: Step 3. Conduct the Research Part Two: Research Skills and Academic Sources

Part Two: Research Skills and Academic Sources This article is part of the series ‘How to Write Distinction Essays Every Time: The Six Steps to Academic Essay Writing’. One article in this series will be published on the Elite Editing blog each day this week. You can also access them through the Elite Editing website at https://www.eliteediting.com.au Have you ever received feedback on an assessment telling you that the sources you used were not academic? Have you ever used Wikipedia or another non-academic source in your research? Do you find knowing what sources to use and what sources not to use confusing? Do you have trouble knowing where to go to get the information you need for your research? Being …

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