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Source Analysis Assignment - Rubric

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Use this rubric with the Source Analysis Assignment.

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In addition to teaching students how to evaluate sources before giving them this assignment, you may also want to provide them with this rubric when you give them the assignment.

Date created: 
Summer 2014
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Source Analysis Assignment

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This assignment asks students to evaluate sources they use for their research. Students are asked to cite the source, identify the source type, discuss the purpose, examine the credibility of the author, discuss the accuracy of the information, and discuss currency.

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When using this assignment, faculty or librarians should provide instruction about how to evaluate sources. Use the accompanying rubric to assess how students performed and revisit any gaps you discover as it takes practice to develop this level of critical thinking. Versions of this assignment have been used as a standalone assignment and as one step in a research project scaffolded over the semester.

Date created: 
Summer 2014
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Information Literacy Course Guide for UGS Teaching Assistants

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This guide lists tips for Signature Course (UGS) teaching assistants about how to integrate information literacy into the classroom curriculum using various tools from this toolkit as well as other areas of the Libraries website. UGS Librarians strongly encourage Teaching Assistants to get in touch with the UGS Librarians to discuss tailoring and collaborating on an information literacy exercise or assignment for their discussion sections.

Date created: 
Fall 2012
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External Reference: 
http://guides.lib.utexas.edu/subjects/guide.php?subject=ugsTAs

Archival Source Analysis Worksheet

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This worksheet is tailored specifically for evaluating a primary or archival source by addressing issues of audience, authority, bias, accuracy, and tone. It also asks students to examine the source within the broader historical context (for example, the time period, social movement). An optional question asks students to find two other sources that interpret the archival document in order to help draw their own conclusions.

Date created: 
Fall 2011
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Find a Peer-Reviewed Article

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This assignment asks students to find a peer reviewed article relate to a course assignment or course material and evaluate it.

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Assign the Find Articles tutorial and the Popular, Scholarly or Trade? guide to complement this assignment. Or contact librarians to request a tailored research guide.

Date created: 
Fall 2011
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Finding and Evaluating Articles from Library Databases

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This resource supports instructors to teach their students how to find and evaluate articles. It includes exercises for three different classroom technology scenarios.

Tips: 

Contact the Libraries for a research guide tailored to your course.

Date created: 
Summer 2011
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Popular, Scholarly or Trade?

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This grid helps students differentiate between popular, scholarly and trade publications and includes an explanation of peer-review.

Date created: 
Summer 2011
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External Reference: 
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/students/find/popularvscholarly.html

Using Evidence to Build Arguments

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This resource supports instructors to teach their students how to think about what evidence they will need to synthesize into their research papers, and find and evaluate that evidence. It includes exercises for three classroom scenarios and a worksheet.

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Once students identify the evidence they need, they will need guidance about where to search for it. Instructors may either browse the toolkit for tutorials and guides or request a tailored research guide from UGS librarians.

Date created: 
Summer 2011
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Finding and Evaluating Viewpoint Websites

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This resource supports instructors to teach students how to find and evaluate viewpoint websites. It includes classroom exercises and worksheets set up for three classroom technology scenarios, and take-home assignments.

Date created: 
Summer 2011
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Following the Conversation

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This guide presents tips and tricks for following conversations between authors in the popular and scholarly literature and to find reactions to articles and blog posts.

Date created: 
Fall 2008
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