posted Apr 22, 2013, 10:59 AM by Michael Dreyfus-Pai
updated Apr 22, 2013, 11:36 AM
Different Ways of Presenting Information
How to evaluate a source
An eight-point evaluation checklist from the UC Berkeley Library.
- What can the URL tell you?
- Who wrote the page? Is he, she, or the authoring institution a qualified authority?
- Is it dated? Current, timely?
- Is information cited authentic?
- Does the page have overall integrity and reliability as a source?
- What's the bias?
- Could the page or site be ironic, like a satire or a spoof?
- If you have questions or reservations, how can you satisfy them?
1. Create a new Google Document
2. Research a conservation topic
- Find fact based and opinion articles
- List them and label them
3. Write 3 titles for an article about the topic in different styles:
- Opinion Positive
- Opinion Negative