Evaluation of Sources
ENGL 102Assignment 3: Evaluation of SourcesFall 2018What Is a Good Source for an Academic Research Paper? How Do We Know?Assignment Overview: Select two texts, one that is suitable for an academic audience and one that is not. For each, write a paragraph assessing the text’s value as an academic source (suitable for research papers). For each, you are answering the question: is this a good source for a research paper? Why or why notAssignment Details: • Remember that in our class discussions, we have defined the word text to include an article, a book, a video, news clip, a website, etc. This inclusive definition applies to the texts you choose for this assignment. • Our textbook, Practical Argument, includes a chapter, “Finding and Evaluating Sources,” that will be helpful as you are working on this assignment. Though we will discuss evaluating texts in class, see pages 287-327 for additional guidance. • You may not use an article/reading out of the textbook for this assignment. • You must use either one direct quote or one paraphrase from each source (as evidence to support your analysis of its value). • Each paragraph should be 7-10 sentences. I am not assessing length, but I am assessing adequate support and development (explanation) your evaluation of the text.Assignment Requirements: • Turn in copies or a link to the texts you are evaluating along with your assignment. • Format your work according to MLA guidelines. This assignment is due Thursday, October 18. Even if you choose to hand in a hard copy, you must submit a copy to Vericite.