English 102

Describing Sources

Here are two approaches to explaining how a source answers a research question. In the first, the focus is on the author and their paper. In the second, the focus is on the source and the topic. The second is a more successful approach:

Less successful:

The thesis of this article is that France is slowing climate change by instituting laws, policies and incentives and by working with other countries. This article does not directly answer my research question but it provides evidence that is helpful in determining my answer.

More successful:

The thesis of this article is that France is slowing climate change by instituting laws, policies and incentives and by working with other countries. It provides support for the view that France's policies are more effective than the United States'.