Archive for the 'Intermediate' Category
In this assignment students are asked to locate and compare the same images in different sources: Google Images, a library image database (ArtStor or EmbARK), and a museum database. The students are asked to evaluate the quality of image files and the information about images. The assignment enables the students to gain insight into copyright issues.
In this assignment, students are asked to locate three articles about a controversial issue. The articles must be from different types of sources (newspaper, magazine, scholarly journal, etc.). The students then are asked to compare the sources in terms of the intended audience, the authors’ credentials, bias, depth of coverage, point of view, etc.
In this assignment, students must track down the text of an article cited in another article. They then are asked to compare the two articles in terms of the conclusions reached, the type of article, etc. Through this assignments, students are given the chance to observe and articulate how earlier research and writing in a field shapes the research and writing that follows.
This assignment enables students to compare opposite sides of a controversial issue and consider the validiy of different information sources. Students are asked to locate articles with different viewpoints and compare them using criteria such as authors’ credentials, intended audience, evidence used to support arguments, and more.