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EN 103-007, Sondra Washington, Melissa Green

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 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 103: Honors First Year Writing by Sara Whitver

Thursday, November 9, 2017
9:30am - 10:45am
Gorgas 104
EN 102
Humanities Instruction

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