Resource Title: Assignment for Reading 96 – Choosing Quality Sources about Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Brief Description of Resource: This assignment was an early attempt to measure students’ ability to identify quality sources. Student performance was measured using the Developmental Reading Rubric, developed by the librarian.
Some students were frustrated by the fact that there wasn’t a “right” answer. The assignment was not explicit enough about using the aspects of quality discussed in class to explain the choice of sources. Those aspects were: Authority, Accuracy, Currency, Relevance and Objectivity. As a result of what we learned from this assignment, it was revised the following quarter.
College: South Puget Sound Community College
Resource Type: Assignment
Intended Audience: Pre-College Students
Potential Other Audiences: Workforce / Professional Technical Students, ESL Students, International Students
Creator Contact Name + Email: Margaret Thomas – mthomas(at)spscc.ctc.edu
Link to Resource: Reading 96 Choosing Sources [.DOCX file]
Resource Tags: Developmental Reading
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