Students will learn how to evaluate websites and choose appropriate resources for their research assignments.
Text of Learning Exercise:
After completing this tutorial individually, groups of 3-4 students will look at and evaluate two websites using the criteria set forth in the tutorial. They will then decide which, if any, of the websites they would include in a research paper. If time allows, groups could come together and discuss what they learned and what was surprising to them.
Sample websites for evaluation:
Students will provide thoughtful reasons to include or exclude a particular website from a research paper.