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LIBRARY VISIT II: Persuasive Speech Gentile

Evaluating News Sources

  • Search “Trump Wiretapping” in Google News
  • Select an article to evaluate and annotate
  • Annotate your news source by answering these questions

Look for news articles on your topic

Need more sources? 

 

LIBRARY VISIT I: Informative Speech Gentile

1. Compare sources of evidence

2. Browse topics and/or sources

3. Pick at least one report or article to review

4. Find a credible  Website

5. Select your Best Sources

  • Identify at least 3 oral footnotes you could use in your speech
 

WIKIPEDIA: PROS & CONS

Pros Cons
Worlds largest encyclopedia with millions of entries on obscure topics Articles are not edited or peer-reviewed
Great place to start & identify keywords

Many instructors will not allow Wikipedia citations because they are not not edited or reviewed

Updated regularly, sometimes by the second Articles get vandalized for ideological reasons or just for fun
Can include excellent references & external links Can be skewed or biased -- based on authors interests, beliefs, opinions
Anyone can edit Wikipedia -- the people's encyclopedia! Anyone can edit Wikipedia -- no one checks their credentials or agendas

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