At the close of the Using Sources Strategically workshop, students will be able to:
- Define four types of sources used in academic writing (sources that provide Background, Exhibits, Arguments, and Methods).
- Describe the rhetorical moves enabled by a writer’s use of each source type.
- Accurately identify the use of each of these source types in context.
- Distinguish between sources that directly support a writer’s argument and those that complicate it.
Handout 1: Exploring source types
Handout 2: Identifying source types
Handout 3: Planning source-based writing
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