Source Work HW due Wednesday, 11/6 by 7:49 AM

Part One: Choose ONE source that you want to work with this week for source work analysis, and bring a copy to class on Wednesday, 11/6 (either hard copy or electronic). I strongly recommend choosing an article that you feel you will use heavily in your paper, but NOT a peer-reviewed source for Wednesday’s project, as a long, dense scholarly article will make the project more time-consuming for you.

Part Two: Complete the following source check for criteria for TWO sources, to be submitted in hard copy or via email by the beginning of class on Wednesday, 11/6.

Source Check Criteria (refer to pages 173 – 176 in your reader for further explanation)

  1. Relevance: How will this particular source be useful for your paper?
  2. Credentials and Stance of the Author: Who is the author? What are the author’s credentials? What is their stance on the topic?
  3. Credentials and Stance of the Publisher/Website: Name the publisher/website. What is their reputation? What is their overall stance on the issues they publish? (Remember the “whois + URL” trick.)
  4. Currency: When was this piece published?
  5. Level of Specialization / Audience: Is this general, or more specialized information? Who is the intended audience for this piece of writing? Academics? General public?

11 thoughts on “Source Work HW due Wednesday, 11/6 by 7:49 AM”

  1. Part One: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/opinion/california-student-athletes-paid.html

    Part Two:
    1. This source will take up a large chunk of my essay, as I will cite it numerous times for both the argument and counter argument.
    2. The writer is Spencer Bokat-Lindell, a writer in the NY times opinion section. His stance, like mine, is pro payment for athletes.
    3. New York Times, a credible source.
    4. This was published very recently, only about a month ago (October 1, 2019)
    5. The intended audience for this is the general public to be informed about what is going on with the NCAA and paying it’s athletes, it contains some pretty specific information and goes into great detail, citing numerous sources on the matter.

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