1) Students will be able to evaluate a resource using a variety of criteria to determine whether it meets their information need.
2) Students will be able to determine the quality of the source based on their evaluation.
Why Should I Care?
I don't need sources, I just need an argument!
Well, actually, you need both.
For your Logic and Critical Thinking class, you have to complete an argument journal, which requires you to find arguments.
To find arguments, you have to pull out your trusty library research skills and find sources that contain arguments. And just like that argumentative paper in your English class, you need to find good sources.
How do you know if it's a good source? You ask questions about it, and look at it with a critical eye. Is it a website? Is it a news article? Is it by an "authority" on the topic? Are they trying to sell you something? Is the information presented as fact or opinion? All these are questions that, when answered, will help you evaluate the statements made within your sources.
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