Evaluating Sources

Submitted by Eric Kowalik on March 2nd, 2022
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Short Description: 

In this scenario based activity, students are asked to help 4 of their classmates evaluate 3 sources they are considering using for their paper. Students can read the entirety of each source, then write a 2 to 3 sentence explanation of why their classmate should or shouldn’t use the source and why. Based on the concept of Calibrated Peer Review, there is one exemplar source, one substandard source and one bubble source.

Learning Outcomes: 

Students will evaulate 3 sources to determine the one exemplar source, the one substandard source and the one bubble source.

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Suggested Citation: 
Kowalik, Eric. "Evaluating Sources." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2022.