Using Sources to Weigh Arguments

Making a point is often one of the main goals of an academic project. Effectively doing so necessitates supporting your argumentation on sound logic as well as facts and other pertinent information. While it is very important that you give priority to your use of logical thinking, even sound logic would be a poor way of making a point if the information that you base it on is wrong. Here are some pointers on using sources to make sure that is not the case.

Check Your Facts Weigh Opposing Arguments
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Check Your Facts

While your academic project may not need a citation for all factual information you provide in it, you should make sure that all your facts are accurate. Use the most reliable reference sources to do this.

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Weigh Opposing Arguments

It is a good idea to take notes, as you find sources supporting opposing arguments. How extensive your notes are and how many sources you use determines your need for a system to keep track of them. From index cards to academic reference management software, there are various ways of doing this. This will help you better compare opposing arguments and save you time when actually putting your project together.

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