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LO 2: Understanding Types of Information
The student will be able to select appropriate resources for research, including the scholarly vs. popular distinction.
- List three things you look for in deciding if a source is good enough for a college level paper.
- Pass out short excerpts from a variety of sources and have students rank each as "scholarly" or "popular" (create document)
- Name that citation: Students decide what type of source (book, article, website...) is cited. Can use Poll Everywhere for citations. (Create document--sample citations)
Questions for Students
Use in class or via PollEverywhere
- What are some sources you used in high school to write papers?
- What would you use to find information on your topic?
- How do you decide if a source is good enough for a college level paper?
- What is a scholarly source? Articles written by scholars or professionals in the field, for scholars, detailed, technical, contains references/bibliographies, etc.
- What is a peer-reviewed journal? Peer-reviewed journals require that articles are read and evaluated by experts in the field before they are accepted for publication.
Live Poll -- Which one of the following is the journal article?
What Is A Scholarly Article (3:10)
Selecting Sources (This is a Prezi, not a video!)