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1. Describe the process you used for finding a web article suitable for this assignment. What advise would you give to a parent on finding an article on your topic.

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  1. Resilience during childhood is one of the most important qualities a person can have, because it helps with difficult life experiences, such as lonely times, frustrating times, and unfair times. These reasons make it vital for parents to help build their child’s backbone in order for them to bounce back through hardships. I used the search engine called, ----- to find a casual web article on my topic. The advise I would give to parents who are interesting in this topic is to find a computer with internet access and summarize their topic into general keywords. Then, I would recommend they use ----- as their search engine. Once they enter the keywords on the search engine site a list of websites will appear and they can decide which websites answer their questions best.

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    posted by Bizzy
  2. The ---- stand for the website google

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  3. oops I caught a spelling mistake. *interested in this topic...

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    posted by Bizzy
  4. I love your beginning :). When you say "These reasons make it vital..." it sounds a bit awkward. Take that out and keep "It is vital for parents to help..." You could even begin it "For this reason..." You really were only giving one whole statement for a reason, though I know that might sound odd. (Change advise to advice and you are good.) What do you mean by casual web article? It makes it sound a bit unprofesional. Web article might be enough. At the end of this paragraph, I'm thinking you are writing an essay on search engines, not resilience. Is telling how one goes about it part of the essay requirements? Sorry if it looks like a lot of criticism, but I see a lot of potential here! :)

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    posted by Molly
  5. This is what the paper is about.

    Choose a recent (within the last 2 years) article written for parents, teachers, or other family members on how to optimize the development of children (any age between conception through adolescence may be used) or written for family members on how to improve family functioning. This article is casual, one that would be read by non-child development people. Evaluate this casual article by comparing it with professional research that pertain to the topic of the article, using professional journals, edited books, research monographs and/or government publications. The main requirement is that the sources report original research or theory by the authors (i.e., that primary sources of theory and research be used for the evaluation). Cite sources in the body of the paper and provide a list of reference cited at the end of the paper using APA style.

    I have to find a casual article and compare and contrast its information with scientific information using scholarly sources. For the first part he wanted us to talk about how we located the article and what advice we would give to the parts. This is what he want for the second part of the essay.

    2) What credibility did you give initially to an article drawn from the W_W_W? What are your thoughts about the practical experience versus scientific information as credible sources of information about children or families (as applied to the article)? Why?


    I am going to make the changes you suggested and I will repost it again with my second paragraph answering the second part of his guiding questions. Thank you for your help!

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    posted by Bizzy
  6. Resilience during childhood is one of the most important qualities a person can have, because it helps with difficult life experiences, such as lonely times, frustrating times, and unfair times. For this reason it is vital for parents to help build their child’s backbone in order for them to bounce back through hardships. The search engine called, google was used to find a web article on this topic. The advice I would give to parents who are interested in this topic is to find a computer with internet access and summarize their topic into general keywords. Then, I would recommend they use google as their search engine. Once they enter the keywords on the search engine site a list of websites will appear and they can decide which websites answer their questions best.

    When I initially viewed the article I gave it some credibility since the article contained a description about the author who wrote it. The description includes a picture of the author along with detailed information of the author’s professional history. It also includes a link where one can find additional information about the author’s mission and research history. Scientific information helps support practical experiences best. Not all practical experiences apply to everyone. Therefore, scientific information helps broaden practical experiences so that everyone else can benefit from them as well.

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    posted by Bizzy
  7. I'm not sure if I answered his questions for the second part fully and correctly? I'll appreciate your feedback on that as well. Thanks! :)

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    posted by Bizzy
  8. Okay, I skimmed through it and I get where you are going, but you see the part where it mentions credibility of the source? When you call the article casual, that can be misunderstood as average, inadequate, anybody's old paper. They just mean it doesn't have to be a government study. It can be 'casual' just don't call it that. The practical experience means the parents and kids who have personal experience and can tell you how it is, while the scientific is what science says should work. Good luck!

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    posted by Molly
  9. Thanks for your comments.

    I thought I copied and paste what I had for the two questions above, but the post is blank. I'll post it again.

    Resilience during childhood is one of the most important qualities a person can have, because it helps with difficult life experiences, such as lonely times, frustrating times, and unfair times. For this reason it is vital for parents to help build their child’s backbone in order for them to bounce back through hardships. The search engine called, google was used to find a web article on this topic. The advice I would give to parents who are interested in this topic is to find a computer with internet access and summarize their topic into general keywords. Then, I would recommend they use google as their search engine. Once they enter the keywords on the search engine site a list of websites will appear and they can decide which websites answer their questions best.

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    posted by Bizzy
  10. When I initially viewed the article I gave it some credibility since the article contained a description about the author who wrote it. The description includes a picture of the author along with detailed information of the author’s professional history. It also includes a link where one can find additional information about the author’s mission and research history. Scientific information helps support practical experiences best. Not all practical experiences apply to everyone. Therefore, scientific information helps broaden practical experiences so that everyone else can benefit from them as well.

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  11. When I initially viewed the article I gave it some credibility since the article contained a description about the author who wrote it. The description includes a picture of the author along with detailed information of the author’s professional history. It also includes a link where one can find additional information about the author’s mission and research history. Scientific information helps support practical experiences best. Not all practical experiences apply to everyone. Therefore, scientific information helps broaden practical experiences so that everyone else can benefit from them as well.

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  12. Your assignment:
    I have to find a casual article<~~That just means not a scholarly article; that is, not from one of the scholarly journals in psychology or medicine or whatever. and compare and contrast its information with scientific information using scholarly sources. For the first part he wanted us to talk about how we located the article and what advice we would give to the parts. This is what he want for the second part of the essay.

    2) What credibility did you give initially to an article drawn from the W_W_W? What are your thoughts about the practical experience versus scientific information as credible sources of information about children or families (as applied to the article)? Why?


    It doesn't seem to me that he is asking how parents can go about finding articles. He is asking 1) how you decided which WWW articles were good and which weren't and 2) what you think the differences are between what parents learn from practical experiences with their children as opposed to what they can read (online or in print) in the scholarly article about raising children which you identified.

    Here are a couple of excellent places that can help you decide on the value of online articles, casual or scholarly:

    http://hanlib.sou.edu/searchtools/
    Scroll down to HOW TO USE ... and find the link for evaluating websites.

    http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/eval.html
    Read through the section on Criteria.

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