I’m working on a English question and need guidance to help me study.
Click on the Session 4 Discussion link and create a new thread to respond to the discussion prompt. After posting your initial response, please comment on classmates’ responses. Respond by making constructive responses or by raising other questions that will promote further discussion and learning by all of us.
It is best practice to post early and continually participate throughout the session. You will be graded not only for your posting, but your participation in this discussion. Your initial post is due by Wednesday at 11:59 P.M. (MT) of the session in which the discussion is assigned. A minimum of two (2) additional response posts are due on Sunday at 11:59 P.M. (MT). Participation is required on at least three days throughout the week. These are minimum requirements. Be sure to follow any additional guidelines posted by the instructor.
Review the rubric available in Due Dates and Grades for specific grading criteria.
Discussion Prompt: Evaluating Academic Sources
When evaluating potential online sources, it’s important to consider many different factors that illustrate whether or not the source is reliable, accurate, and valuable for use in our papers.
With this in mind, address these questions in your initial discussion post:
- How does evaluating the source’s intended audience help us understand the original purpose of the source?
- What might we gather about the reliability of a source based on the qualifications of its author?
- Why is it important to consider the publication date of a source?