Com 220 Week 2 Check Point Gathering and Evaluating Information - 1540

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Resources: Finding, Evaluating, and Utilizing Credible Information; Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation; the University Library Interactive Tutorial; the Center for Writing Excellence; and Appendix D

? Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]

? Complete the University Library tutorial:

1. Log on to your Student Home Page.

2. Click the Library tab.

3. Click the University Library link.

4. Under Library Services on the right side of the page, click Complete the Research Tutorial.

5. Click the Complete the University Library Interactive Tutorial.

6. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the tutorial.

? Consider the steps you should follow to complete a general search for reliable sources.

? Follow those steps to locate five to eight sources for your research paper. At least three of these sources must come from the University Library.

COM 220 Research Writing

Course Syllabus Page 10

? Format your sources according to APA guidelines at the Center for Writing Excellence: http://www.apollolibrary.com/cwe/pdfs/AXIASampleAPAReferences.pdf.

? Determine what makes each source credible or not credible. In addition to the steps you should follow to determine the credibility of a source, be aware of any biases or fallacies in the materials.

? Explain what information you think you will be able to use from each source.

? Use Appendix D to complete this CheckPoint.

? Post Appendix D as an attachment.

Solution Description

Resources: Finding, Evaluating, and Utilizing Credible Information; Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation; the University Library Interactive Tutorial; the Center for Writing Excellence; and Appendix D

? Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]

? Complete the University Library tutorial:

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COM 220 Appendix D.doc
COM 220 Appendi...