Evaluating Articles Tutorial
Types of Articles
Peer Reviewed/ Refereed
News/General Interest Language
Substantive News/General Interest articles are geared toward any educated audience. The language is not discipline
specific and the reader should not encounter any difficulty in understanding the language of the article.
Sample news/general interest language:
There is some evidence to suggest that crop circles have been appearing in England for centuries, while simple circles have been documented in modern times since the 1970s. In those days, theories put forward to explain them included freak whirlwinds, plasma vortexes and UFO landing sites.
Since the early 1990s, however, the phenomenon has grabbed world attention, as the formations evolved into enormous, increasingly mathematically complex and perfectly executed shapes appearing in fields, often near the sacred sites of Wiltshire in southern England.
September 19th, 2003