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EN102-025 Nic Helms, Sara Whitver

Option 3: Assessing Sources

This lesson corresponds with The Norton Field Guide to Writing 4th Edition, P469-472, Evaluating Sources

In this session, students will learn to assess a source for relevancy and authority to decide whether a it meets the needs of their writing assignment. Students will engage in activities and conversations throughout this session to help them understand the nature of popular and academic publishing.

This class will cover:

  • how to research an author
  • how to identify publication process
  • how to determine the intent of sources.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Students will recognize the difference between popular and scholarly sources in order to appraise a source’s value within their own research.
  2. Students will assess a source’s original intent, editorial and publication process, and the expertise of its author in order to determine its credibility.

Related LibGuide: EN 102 First Year Writing by Sara Whitver

Thursday, October 5, 2017
11:00am - 12:15pm
Gorgas 104
EN 102
  Humanities Instruction  

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Sara Whitver

Sara Maurice Whitver is the Instruction Coordinator Librarian at The University of Alabama Libraries and partners with the English Department and the Writing Center. She supports librarians working in the classroom and partners with faculty and graduate student teachers to enhance information literacy within the curriculum. Her current research focuses on pedagogy and instructional design that engages students with information.

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