Here’s the Lower-Class Lout page from TV Tropes. This stereotype exists all over the world!
Here’s a very short article on “Hicksploitation.“
Here’s a resource from the Purdue OWL on using quotation marks.
Here’s an article we’ll be using today: Kids and Money: Young Adults Feel Financial Strain.
For your reference, here’s a student-written Bibliographical Analysis: Sample Unit 3 Essay
How well does the author synthesize her sources? What could be improved?
Here’s the rubric for the Proposal Argument paper: 2B Rubric
Here is the rubric I will use to help me grade your annotated bibliography: Unit 2A Rubric
Currency = Is the article timely? When was it published? Has it been updated? Is the information to which it refers timely? Do links on the website work? Does the site or info seem out-of-date?
Relevance = Does the information relate to your topic? Is it at an appropriate level – not too basic, not too advanced? Who is the audience?
Authority = Who is the author? What are his/her credentials? Is the author part of an organization, and if so, what are its goals? Is his/her organizational affiliation obvious? Is contact information available on the site? Is the URL a .com, .org, .gov?
Accuracy = Where does the information come from? Is there evidence on the website to support it? Can you verify the facts from other sources or from personal knowledge? Is bias evident in the language the author uses? Are there any spelling or grammar mistakes?
Purpose = What is the purpose of the website? (To inform? To entertain? To sell a product?) Do the authors/sponsors make their purpose clear? Is the information fact or opinion? Are there political, cultural, institutional or personal biases that are evident?
Example websites to evaluate:
(Adapted from Eastern Michigan University Library’s First Year Writing Instructor Guide on Evaluating Sources: http://guides.emich.edu/fywp)