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Read the first three paragraphs of the article and briefly look over the rest, then respond to the questions in your small groups.
- What seems to be the main purpose of the article? How does it contribute to the development of new knowledge within a particular academic field? What kinds of research questions does it address?
- How can you tell that the article is a secondary source? How can you tell that it's an academic source? Does the article use any primary sources?
- What academic fields might be interested in the issues raised in the article? Think broadly about the possibilities; For example, consider how scholars in different disciplines would approach the topic.
- If you wanted to find additional sources to explore the issues raised in the article, what kinds of key words would you use in a search engine or a library database? List as many as you can.
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