Why do you think it's important to find and use creditable sources in your written work?

Would you take your worse enemy's recommendation for a blind date?

Information we use is as only good as the sources. My wife is very sick these days, in treatment for cancer, and you would be very surprised how many of our acquantances offer treatment advice. It is nice, but we will stay with the doctor, for better or worse. Yes, we are getting a second opinion from MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, however, we are not seeking an opinion from Rev Do Good.
Bob McNamara, ex DOD chief, said in the early 60's something that has stuck in my mind for years: Bob said that he judged men on three things; what they knew, how they used that information, and third, how did they seek out additional information.
Those three criteria seem to be valid in many fields, and choosing sources is a vital part of the third condition.

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. language arts 6 A Unit 9

    NEED HELPP!!!! 1. What should you do before you put information into your own words for a project? A B-- C D 2. Why is it important to interpret information into your own words? Select the two correct answers. A B-- C-- D 3.

  2. Language Arts

    What does a bibliography list? Select the two correct answers.(1 point) how long it took the author to write the text sources the author used to write the text information about sources others can use to find them all of the facts

  3. ELA

    What should you do before you put information into your own words for a project?(1 point) interpret your sources gather your sources present to your audience examine your sources

  4. presentation essential

    dentify and evaluate the three specific credible sources of information on that topic based on the information on evaluating sources in your textbook on pages 179 – 181. Identify and discuss the criteria that were used to

  1. Language Arts

    Examining Sources Quick Check Why are primary sources useful for your research? 1.You can find them easily. 2.You see one perspective. 3.You get direct information. 4.You can get biased facts. I NEED HELP ASAP!!!!

  2. Language Arts

    Why is it important to use more than one source when you research? (1 point) Having more sources means that your writing is more dependable Using multiple sources allows you to discuss more than one topic. Having more sources

  3. Math

    You’re involved in the design of a new facility. It is important for people to move between work stations quickly. Based on the figure below, how many feet would a person need to walk to get from Work Station 1 to Work Station

  4. ELA

    What does a bibliography list? Select the two correct answers. A. sources the author uses to write the text******* B. the birthdates of each source’s authors C. all of the facts used in a specific text******* D. how long it took

  1. Finding and evaluating sources

    Question 18 Of the following sources, which would provide the most in-depth information? full-text journal article from library database newspaper article article abstract from library database general encyclopedia article

  2. science

    hello i need help Problem How could renewable energy sources be used in a house? Devise a Plan 1. Consider what you learned about renewable energy sources. Use what you learned to design a house that operates entirely on renewable

  3. english

    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

  4. Language Arts

    What is the most important reason for using multiple sources in a research presentation? A. So you include primary and secondary sources. B. So you have experience conducting original research. C. So you know that the information

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.