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Textbooks and Websites. Summaries Continued and Ended. Textbook. Goal is to understand information Search for bold, ital, or underlined words Look for boxed checklists or summaries at end of chapters Look for bulleted or numbered lists Review diagrams, charts, tables, graphs, photos

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Textbooks and websites

Textbooks and Websites

Summaries Continued and Ended


Textbook
Textbook

  • Goal is to understand information

  • Search for bold, ital, or underlined words

  • Look for boxed checklists or summaries at end of chapters

  • Look for bulleted or numbered lists

  • Review diagrams, charts, tables, graphs, photos

  • Read chapter summary


Textbook1
Textbook

  • Preview

  • Highlight

  • Annotate

  • Outline


Websites
Websites

  • Identify parts of a web address (URL)--.com, .edu, .org to indicate if it is going to be more commercial (try to sell you a product or opinion) or more informational and less biased

  • Preview

  • Highlight

  • Annotate

  • Outline


Websites determine reliability
Websites—Determine Reliability

  • Authority

    • Is the author identified?

    • If no author is listed, is the organization that published the page listed?

    • Is the author an expert on the subject addressed in the document?

  • Is this topic one that would logically be addressed by this organization?

  • Is this a respected organization?

  • Does the domain listed in the URL add to the credibility of the publisher?


Websites determine reliability1
Websites—Determine Reliability

  • Accuracy

    • Is the content of this document consistent with other writings on the same subject?

    • Is this web site presenting a slanted or radical point of view?

  • Is this document trying to promote or sell something?

  • Does this document present an objective viewpoint?


Websites determine reliability2
Websites—Determine Reliability

  • Currency

    • Does the document include the publication date?

    • How recent was the publication of the document?

  • Documentation

    • Are the sources from which the document references information cited?

    • Are the sources from which the document references information legitimate?


Websites determine reliability3
Websites—Determine Reliability

  • Mechanics

    • Do the links all work?

    • How long does the page take to load?

    • Is any special software needed to fully access the page?

    • Is the page free of pop-up windows and advertising bots?

  • Does the page use annoying frames or other special effects?

  • Cost

    • Is there a membership or access fee for using the page?


  • Is the website reliable
    Is the website reliable?

    • http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html

    • http://martinlutherking.org/


    Eggers speech
    Eggers Speech

    • “Serve or Fail”citation

      Eggers, Dave. “Serve or Fail.” Writing First, with Readings. Comp. Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009. 643-645.

      Discuss the work in groups and begin summary.


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