Assignment 1: Discussion—Evaluating Sources (Scholarly versus Popular)
When creating research papers, the quality of the sources you use is critical to the success of your investigation of the subject. Therefore, it is important to be able to effectively evaluate the appropriateness of the information you are collecting.
Post to the Discussion Area your response to the following:
Write your initial response in about 150–200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
Note that your response to this assignment will also be submitted as a piece of writing for M8: Assignment 2 for a review of your writing skills. Therefore, make sure your response to this assignment is logical, clear, and well organized. Also, proofread your response for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.
By Saturday, June 28, 2014, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, July 2, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.
Grading Criteria and Rubric
|Assignment 1 Grading Criteria||Maximum Points|
|Explained the criteria used to judge the quality of the resources when doing research.||20|
|Described how to maintain balance between writing your own thoughts and quoting or paraphrasing from sources.||8|
|Explained how to maintain balance among Web resources, print media, and other source channels. Stated the percentage of such content.||8|
|Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.||4|
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