Directed Research Scavenger Hunt and Model

Guided Research Scavenger Hunt – Digging Deeper Into a Pop-Culture Phenomenon Use books, credible internet resources, and/or journal articles to answer the following questions about Cesar Millan. Cite your source(s) for each answer using both MLA and APA.  The steps...

Using Books for Research

When investigating your subject, books can provide in-depth coverage, overviews of topics, historical and/or social context, chronology, and lists of other sources to study.  You needn’t necessarily read a book cover to cover to cite it in your research paper, but you...

In Case You Missed It

The 21st Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair was excellent, and Norbert Elliot‘s keynote questioning the traditional values of assessment, such as validity and reliability, and proposing more attention to fairness in design, was extremely...

The Information Life Cycle

Because of the information life cycle, where you look for information depends in large part on when it happened. For reasons of public interest, technology, and economics, information moves through society at a somewhat predictable pace. Why? A news team can film...

A Usable Source Rubric with Caveats

  A skilled writer may defy any of these ethical considerations without his audience being able to spot it.  Below are listed additional caveats that may not necessarily mean that a source is inaccurate, irrelevant, or otherwise unusable, but which should definitely...

Navigating News Online

 MAY 9, 2011 BY KENNETH OLMSTEAD, AMY MITCHELL AND TOM ROSENSTIEL Where People Go, How They Get There and What Lures Them Away Overall, the findings suggest that there is not one group of news consumers online but several, each of which behaves differently. These...

Toward an evaluative framework

  Things to tell students to look for when they interact with information and information sources:   Authority Source has a record of publishing credible information    Source is a popular press journal that does not cover subjects in-depth   Source has a...

Comparison/Contrast of Two Sources

 Assignment designed with help from Professor Shana Cooper of Harold Washington College  Read and Think Research a controversial topic about which you are passionate and find two sources that present different messages about it.  For instance, you might look at how...