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What Is Academic Credibility? How Does It Relate To Critical Thinking? How Does Referring To, Or Citing, The Experts In Any Field Enhance Your Academic Credibility? Read More: What Is Academic Credibility? How Does It Relate To Critical Thinking

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Alex Wheeler answered
For a piece of work to have academic credibility it needs to refer to, or cite, experts in the field within which it is written in order to show the author is taking a well rounded view of the subject. Critical thinking on the other hand shows in the conclusion of a work by a student who has analysed the work of others and developed their own ideas.

For a reference to be considered academically credible it must come from an author who is qualified and in a position to carry out research, it should be current and it itself have recent references which should preferably be from reputable journals. The student should check the qualifications of the author and the relevance of the article before proceeding.

At the same time, these sources must be referenced clearly and you should not claim other's work as your own. In the same way that checking the validity of your sources makes them credible, this makes your work credible as well.

Critical thinking can be seen as going against the grain of established thought, perhaps by coming up with a completely new theory or analysing data in a different way.  This doesn't have to be a revolutionary change, however, and can simply open up a slightly new avenue through skilful evaluation.

It also suggests looking at multiple possible meanings by allowing the grey area where some things are sometimes true and sometimes false for example. It allows a more open minded view of the world and suggests that new or revised perspectives can be introduced and not undermine the existing research. Critical Thinking dates back to Buddhist Teachings and the Greek tradition where claims to knowledge based on the authority position of the speaker could be questioned and only justified by a clear and logical argument.
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Becca Collins answered
Academic credibility is, essentially, not engaging in cheating or plagiarism.    It means doing your own work, research, etc., and not presenting someone else's work as your own.  It means presenting valid facts and citing your sources, giving credit to those who did the actual work or research, especially when quoting someone else's work.

The term "academic credibility" can be used to describe a student's work or essay, but it can also be applied to universities and institutions, as well as researchers and instructors.  The point being that the work is thoroughly researched, and credit given to those whose work is used as source material.

This all relates to critical thinking in that we, as students, are using all the steps in the critical thinking process:  Asking questions, considering different perspectives, and drawing conclusions based on the available information; academic credibility, then, refers to
citing the source of the information on which we are basing our conclusions.

For example, I researched various sources for information and various points of view on this subject, then I drew my own conclusions and restated it in my own words.  I followed the basic steps of Critical Thinking:  I asked questions, researched different points of view, and formed my own conclusions.  This is what critical thinking and academic integrity are all about.

So what if we're all in the same US101 class?  We're just doing our homework!
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Anonymous answered
I am not looking for someone to give me the answer to anything, I have did my research and came up with similar answer but was not sure on how I should word it. I am not by far slow and is well aware of where I stand as a college student. So for you negative thinkers, please think positive.
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Dana Solomon answered
Lol, that person who was a jerk obviously didn't read all of it. Isn't attacking someone intellectually unworthy of consideration? Just as the text says, perfectly acceptable to raise an argument, just not to personally attack someone. It is true, the answer is not in the text, I only found it through research. I trust you guys as a valuable resource, when I read over them all, it just made sense. I didn't copy anyone of these word for word but I definitely got a better idea of how to answer the question. Thanks everyone and thank goodness you didn't listen to that jerk! Total contradictory and I like the person beneath it, haha perfect. That is truly using critical thinking.
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Please note that posting answers from this cite is consider academic dishonesty!
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Rebbecca Jones
Rebbecca Jones commented
How can you say that by coming here to discover what others think is academic dishonesty? Sure if they were coming here and copying word for word what someone else had said; then you could say they were being dihonest. But to come here to research I don't think so.
Precious Jarrells Profile
It's so funny how haters work. Notice whenever someone hates on you everything comes out better for you. So who ever that was hating earlier Thanks so much because everyone that wanted more in site on academic credibility just got it along with a sense of confidence as well as a spirit that they can do anything. Thanks hater!
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Lindaq Campbell answered
People should stop taking pot shots at others. The person that made the rude comment about this posting is in my opinion very ignorant.Any reading you do to get your information , even if it were in a text book is using someone else's work. After all, someone other than the reader wrote it.
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I'm in us/101and looking for what academic credability  that will be my last DQ question although there is not any reading on this subject I believe if you look in the student code of conduct you will find  the answer
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Leah Rodriguez-Soto
Thank you for the tip or looking in the student code of conduct. I have looked through both chapters for this week on academic credibility and didn't find anything! Thanks!
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So I am also in us 101 and to the person who says that it is sad we are asking for help.   The question is about acedemic credibility and critical thinking.   If you read about critical thinking you will see that it is good to do with other people.   That is all this is, collaborative critical thinking to determine the best way to answer a question about acedemic credibility.   First you should ask question, then see other points of view (i.e. Everyones point of view on this site) and draw your own conclusion.   We should not give a direct answer, but what our opinion is on it.
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Academic credibility to me is your integrity during your college experience. It involves not using any unathorized material to better yourself during a academic excersise and not taking someone else's work and calling it yours. In other words can your instructors trust you and can they believe your work is your own ideas and thoughts.
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For the person who posted:
"WOW!!! It is amazing that when they are refering to academic credibilty we are trying to seek answers from other students other than trying to find the answer ourselves. This really upsets me. What happened to being an adult and doing the work yourself? Call me crazy, but whoever posted this question on here should really consider their choices for going to college!"

My question to you, is how the hell did you stumble on this blog?
If you weren't look for a similar question.... Maybe you should think about your post. The poster simply is using his resources to gather as much information on the topic. The post IS critical thinking-step number 1-Asking Questions. I think the poster should study Law and Ethics so that narrow minded fools like you get the what you deserve. You are no smarter than the poster.
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Hello, I was curious if any body knew on: How Does Referring To, Or Citing, The Experts In Any Field Enhance Your Academic Credibility?
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For the people whom are being negative saying that we should think on our own, what are you doing on this site then? I can say personally I am just trying to get a personal understanding of credibility.
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I am in my last day of this class, US101, and just to let you know the answer is in our reading materials. It just takes a little searching, being open-minded, and all the other aspects of critical thinking. That is the point of the question. So far no one in my class has posted a response to this DQ. I plan on submitting mine right now. But I thought it was odd since no one did respond which put me into a critical thinking mode which is what I feel was the intention of the whole thing. But you are not just supposed to ask other people questions, so those of you who said you were asking and that is part of critical thinking, stop using that excuse. Thats part of critical thinking when pertaining to collaboration. Critical thinking is asking questions within yourself based on the other points of view you have discovered also. Then another part is doing research on those theories. This time the answer was not in the subtitle for you or in bold print. Do the reading and really think about it.
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Rebbecca Jones
Rebbecca Jones commented
I agree it is in the reading if you just think about what you are reading. I came here because I wanted to put what my thoughts along with other peoples thought s and draw a conclusion based on that. Critical thinking is not only learning from what you know but, learning from what others know as well.
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It is very hard to figure out what the heck the instructor really wants.  I mean, we all have points of view and can write down what academic integrity means to us.  Just what is he wanting to hear is the question, which is usually spelled out in the text.  Once we see it spelled out, we can give enough possible insight to get credit for the response.  Now THAT is how we do it, my friends in US 101.
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Academic Credibility is not taking someone else's work and using it as your own. This means that there has to be a level of trustworthiness in your work. The meaning of academic credibility is that something is truly learned, well thought out, well investigated and has proven worth. For example, a college essay can have academic credibility if the question asked in the essay is believable. If the essay is written from the perspective of trying to understand both the question and the answer or answers, the paper has academic credibility. If the essay shows that, the body of research used to answer the question is cited properly and by researchers who have done good, truthful research then, the whole college essay has achieved academic credibility.
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While I agree with those of you who promote self-learning instead of giving others the answer to information they can look up themselves, I also find most of you to be ignorant as hell. I also believe those who respond in a joking manner do not have a clue as to the correlation between the two. But I'm Just Saying!
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I think it is really rude for whoever posted what they did about a student re considering college and stuff. I myself am taking the same course and I was not looking for an answer from another student but simply trying to fully understand the meaning of academic credibility so I could answer the question myself. So who ever you are come on her and help someone out, or mind you own dam buisness!
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I see that someone posted a negative response here and this is rather upsetting, first who are they to judge anyone, and second there is nothing wrong with using the resources that you have available to you to find the answer that you are looking for.  The thing is credibilty comes in on how you use that information if you just copy it well that is wrong but if you honestly take what you have found and out it in your own understanding that is very credible.  So to that person who was on this site for whatever reason if you don't like it than print out you material and read it over and over again and stop judging others because once you do that you better be ready to get the same in return.
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I'm in the same class, US/101 with Mike Humphrey as the teacher. The chapter doesn't SPECIFICALLY state what academic credability is, but if you read it then you will understand the meaning. It's not written in black and white, but if you'll just read everything then you will know what it is. :)
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So I guess the person at the very top need to know about academic credability as well as everyone else since she is on this web site like everyone else. So did you get your answer Me College professor while you are trying to judge everyone else, wit your illiterate self. Talking about somebody needs to go back to college, the nerve of you. That is what the website is for stupid to do research.
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WOW!!! It is amazing that when they are refering to academic credibilty we are trying to seek answers from other students other than trying to find the answer ourselves. This really upsets me. What happened to being an adult and doing the work yourself? Call me crazy, but whoever posted this question on here should really consider their choices for going to college!
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Academic credibility is the students ability to not only provide well cited sources, but to ensure the quality of those sources by checking the authors research methods, and by making sure the information is current and reliable. The student must be confident that the author has the credentials to provide that student with infomation. In order to achieve this confidence critical thought is needed. By applying the correct critcal thinking techniques on ensures the research they used is accurate and reliable.
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Lol yeah this is a us101 question !!!! That is funny
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Katina Hulse
Katina Hulse commented
Yes i see that I am taking that class too but even more where is the answer
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Anonymous commented
Same here I am so confused on it I can not find it and u can't copy and paste anything so I dont know what to do
Chrissy Gierlowski
Agreed, us/101 no answer for it check student conduct... I figured i'd check online first and well i guess we all had the same idea.. Good lukc fellow us/101 students
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Holy Crap! You People Just Need To Get Over It! Ok Your All In The Same Course! Answer The Question And Move The Hell On!!
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Perhaps we must read the information relative to Academic Dishonesty and derive our own definition of what is Academic Credibility.
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Anonymous answered
Wow...thats what I'm trying to answer right now.....but I know I am not looking for someone to answer it for me....maybe I'm on the wrong thing...looking for some good info on critical thinking.
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Anonymous answered
You cannot find it in the reading because it is not in the reading. This is a question where you must think outside of the box and do your own research. Google is a wonderful tool! Good luck!
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Wow!! I am in US/101 right now.  That is how I stumbled here.  I have read through the chapter and there is no real clear answer.  I thought maybe I could use a direct definition or something.
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Lol. I'm in the same class. I guess your talkin about young.  Hes very hard to please.
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And the instructor is hard to please he gives a red you for anythin but won't explain how to correct it can't wait til this over.
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Oh my god...yes we all are doing the same dq and yes we are all in the same class good to know we are on the same track when it comes to dq's...lol
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Anonymous answered
I am also doing that DQ right now.. Lol.. I cannot find Academic Credibility anywhere in the reading..
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Ian Kuchman answered
I would just look up the two terms seperatly then Combined the definitions logically. It might not come to the same exact meaning but then again that is what your looking for.
Chrissy Gierlowski Profile
Damn us/101 don't give you the answer I'm in that class now and well I guess we all had the same idea and well no one can find the answer. Guess its time to figure it out! Good luck us/101 friends!
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This is really crazy because I just found this web site and I take us 101 and there really is no reading for academic credibility
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Current student > US101.  Have either of you heard of doing and researching your own work?  Academic Creditability!
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Glad to see they are using the same questions, but I think this one is common sense!

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