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For this assignment, you are going to use the research plan you developed in Discussion Forum Three to search for sources on the internet. The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your ability to evaluate online sources, so you do not need to seek sources (yet!) from the Macomb library databases. In fact, you probably do not need to look beyond a Google search of online sources, though you may want to use multiple search terms or look beyond the first page of search results.
Ultimately you are going to find and evaluate four (4) internet sources, which can be from articles from popular news outlets, websites from government agencies or nonprofit organizations, or web pages from schools or companies. Choose sources you might be interested in using for your Researched Argument Essay, but know they do not need to be “perfect” in terms of quality at this point. The point of this assignment is for you to demonstrate your ability to discern quality sources from not-so-quality ones.
To begin, locate four relevant sources related to your topic that you might consider using as research in your final essay; then, typing directly into the scoresheet in the attached file (below), create MLA Works Cited entries (in alphabetical order) for the sources you have found. See the following link for formatting MLA citations for the electronic sources: MLA WORKS CITED: ELECTRONIC SOURCES (WEB PUBLICATIONS) (Links to an external site.). For the format of an MLA Works Cited page, please also see the Works Cited Page: Lesson and Sample page in the MLA Formatting Resources module.
In order of how the sources appear in the Works Cited list, evaluate the four sources by assigning a score of 0 (low quality) to 5 (high quality) for each of the criteria in the table provided. Explanations for each of the criteria can be found in the Week 3 Module under the Georgetown University Library: “Evaluating Internet Sources” (Links to an external site.)link.
After scoring and adding totals, provide written rationale for your total scores by explaining the strengths and weaknesses of each source. Explanations should be typed below the chart in the document provided, and they should clarify why you deducted any points from a source’s score or explain why a source is or is not credible. Use a minimum of five sentences for each rationale. Make sure to refer to the student sample below for guidance.
To submit this assignment, save the document with your scores and explanations. Upload the saved file by clicking the green link in the upper right corner of this page. Read the rubric below carefully.