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Use this video to encourage students to think critically about the information they encounter in print and online. Students will become familiar with strategies for evaluating sources based on these criteria: authority, accuracy, currency, relevance, and objectivity.
Estimated time: 3:47
Students will learn how to evaluate a range of resources in order to select the most authoritative sources on their research topic.
Estimated time: 14-15 minutes
This video will help students identify the characteristics and purpose of misinformation as well as its effect on their personal and academic lives.
Estimated time: 12-15 minutes
Students are introduced to lateral reading as a strategy for determining the reliability of a source.
Estimated time: 23 - 24 minutes
Synthesis is the combination of information to form a cohesive view of a topic, issue, or event. Information may include evidence such as data sets, quotes and opinions, or research findings. Students will learn how to bring together ideas from multiple sources, including identifying main ideas, reconciling conflicting information, and paraphrasing and summarizing techniques.
Estimated time: 9-10 minutes
In this tutorial, students will become familiar with incorporating information synthesis throughout the research process and applying the principles of information synthesis.
Estimated time (tutorial): 11-13 minutes
Estimated time (quiz): 5-8 minutes
Students will become familiar with annotated bibliographies and the role annotations play in research and scholarship. Use this tutorial to help students identify the purpose, structure, and content of annotated bibliographies and create their own annotations.
Estimated time: 16-18 minutes