While you may use academic and popular sources for this essay, keep in mind that this is a formal academic college essay, and you are expected to find credible sources that include authorship credit (either by a person or an organization), provide expert analysis, conduct critical Are my sources credible? Automatic failure if I use a source that is not credible. Concerned about the VOX article. Does my paper read like a research project? Do I have a strong thesis? Is it clear what my thesis is? Is my conclusion good enough? Everything else that needs to be checked. Grammar etc.