Post a New Question

english

posted by .

This is the question?


To make supporting points it is important that one finds relevant, accurate, and reliable sources. What should you consider when looking for helpful sources? What are some red flags that indicate you should avoid a particular source?



My Answer




The first stage of evaluating your sources takes place before you do any searching. Take a minute to ask yourself what exactly you are looking for. Do you want facts, opinions (authoritative or just anyone's), reasoned arguments, statistics, narratives, eyewitness reports, descriptions? Is the purpose of your research to get new ideas, to find either factual or reasoned support for a position, to survey opinion, or something else. Becoming proficient at selecting sources will require experience, of course, but even a beginning researcher can take a few minutes to ask, "What source or what kind of source would be the most credible for providing information in this particular case?" Which sources are likely to be fair, objective, lacking hidden motives, showing quality control? It is important to keep these considerations in mind, so that you will not simply take the opinion of the first source or two you can locate. Try to select sources that offer as much of the following information as possible: Author's Name Author's Title or Position Author's Organizational Affiliation Date of Page Creation or Version Author's Contact Information. Red flags could be that the source as no author, or any references to follow up with.


Is this ok to sumbit for my answer.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. english - revise

    Where do you normally find information for topics that interest you?
  2. English - please revise

    eview the following Internet and University Library sources. Then, determine which sources are reliable and which are not. Explain your answers. My answer: I cannot put the websites: When evaluating online sources, one of the points …
  3. second revision - English

    When evaluating online sources, one of the points to remember is that, all information listed on the internet is not reliable. In essence, when reading this blog titled "The Nation," I can not determine that the information is reliable …
  4. Finding and evaluating sources

    1.When should you begin choosing appropriate sources for your topic?
  5. Finding and evaluating sources

    Question 18 Of the following sources, which would provide the most in-depth information?
  6. com156

    What should you consider when looking for helpful sources?
  7. English

    What should you consider when looking for helpful sources?
  8. essay

    What should you consider when looking for helpful sources?
  9. Comp 156

    To make supporting points it is important that one finds relevant, accurate, and reliable sources. What should you consider when looking for helpful sources?
  10. COM

    What should you consider when searching for useful sources?

More Similar Questions

Post a New Question