This library guide is designed to help you with both your Source Evaluations assignment and your Writing Assignment with Research.
- A bibliographic citation in MLA format: This is the same as what will appear on your Works Cited page. It must follow MLA format and include all mandatory components.
- One paragraph clearly summarizing the source: Summary—a brief, neutral restatement of a text. Think about the definition of each of these terms: brief, meaning much shorter than the original; neutral, meaning objective--containing none of your opinion, remaining wholly objective; restatement, meaning including only the ideas that appeared in the original. Frequent signal phrases must be used to credit the author.
- One paragraph evaluating the source, considering the following concepts from this week’s lesson: authority, reputation, timeliness, stability, significance, and bias in relation to your research project.
- One paragraph evaluating the rhetorical strategies: Who is the intended audience? What is the author’s purpose? What inspired the author to write? What confines are set by the genre or other factors? What is the tone, and how do the grammar, syntax, and diction impact the work? Is the tone intentional on the author’s part, and if so, how does it contribute to the impact on the audience?
Writing Assignment with Research
You will use at least two outside pieces of research as well as one to create a professional piece on a topic related to any of the course materials studied this quarter. Of course, a Works Cited page must be included in the document and does not count as part of the 3-5 pages.