Remember that this week’s class is online. Below you will find your assignments and instructions for successfully completing Week 3 Online. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Don’t forget to come to your research appointment this week. The research appointments are held in my office, LI 2128, which is on the first floor of the library. It is worth 10 points of your final grade and I will approve your research topic at your appointment. We’ll also probably find some good sources for you to start working on your project.
Online Class Work
All online class work, including assignments and comment for participation points are due by 5:00 pm on April 16.
The video below gives an overview of the online class session. You can watch it and/or read the instructions below, which provide the same information.
1. Web Searching (6 points) Please watch these two videos on using the advanced search features in Google:
After watching the above two videos, please complete this searching assignment (.doc) and email it as an attachment or share via a Google Doc when you have completed it. File name should be: lastname_searching.docx (ex. wakimoto_searching.docx)
2. Using A VCR to Evaluate and Article (4 points)
First, read this handout on evaluation criteria: A VCR Evaluation Handout (PDF). After you finish reading the handout, please read this article: “The Trouble with Gluten”. Think about how you would apply the evaluation criteria as you are reading the article.
For your assignment, please write 1-2 paragraphs evaluating the article using the A VCR criteria. Hint: it isn’t enough to tell me when the article was published for the currency criteria, for example. You need to explain to me why the article is current enough to use or not.
Email me your assignment as an attachment or share via Google Doc. File name should be: lastname_evaluation.docx (ex. wakimoto_evaluation.docx).
3. Participation & Attendance Points (5 points)
To earn your participation and attendance points for this week, please write a comment on this page answering the following questions:
1. What criteria do you use when you are evaluating whether to believe something you’ve seen online or read in the news?
2. Why do you think that many professors won’t accept Wikipedia as an appropriate source for a research paper?
1. Weekly Reflection due on April 20 at noon
2. Tutorials to watch before class on April 23
Introduction to Databases (24 minutes)
Peer review (16 minutes)
Introduction to Academic Search Complete (6 minutes)
Finding subject specific databases (5 minutes)
3. Final Research Question due at beginning of next class (April 23). You must bring your typed, printed research question to class. Do not email me your question or share via Google Docs. We will be working with our questions in class.