Scholarly writing has traditions and expectations. It is different from journalism or letter writing because you are providing insights on the issues that are grounded in research, critical reading and analysis rather than presenting an opinion or a personal belief. Scholarly writers strive for academic integrity and work to keep personal bias and beliefs out of their writing. Review your Learning Resources and view the media provided on scholarly writing.
For this week’s discussion, you are (a) to research and select one non-peer-reviewed article related to health that you believe presents bias, (b) to explain why you think it contains bias, and (c) to provide an example how the bias could be reduced using scholarly voice. Use APA formatting for your assignment and discussion submissions, and to cite your resources. Among the possible sources for non-peer reviewed articles are:
Trade journals, such as Hospitals & Health Networks.
Popular magazines, such as Time, Newsweek, Ladies Home Journal, Reader’s Digest, Glamour, National Geographic, and so forth.
Articles in specialized journals where authors are invited to submit articles by the editors.
Proceedings of meetings or other non-peer reviewed research publications
Reviews, chapters, monographs and editorials.
Letters to the Editor.