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BEAM as Analysis
BEAM was created as a heuristic to help you think about how you might use sources, but it can also be useful as a way to think about and evaluate scholarly work. As you "deconstruct" the work of another scholar, try to adopt the stance of critical generosity!
BEAM is an acronym intended to help students think about the various ways we might use sources when writing a researched argument. Joseph Bizup, an English professor at Boston University, outlined the framework in a 2008 article. The idea has since been refined and adapted by many others.
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