Explain in detail what it means to evaluate sources and what the criteria for evaluation are.

Question

1. Explain in detail what it means to evaluate sources and what the criteria for evaluation are.

3. List the general guidelines to follow as you create a research paper.

Critical Thinking QuestionsCase 2-1

Your friend Riley knows that you have a lot of experience with proofreading works cited pages from your time as a graduate student and now as a professional researcher.

1. Riley brings to you the research paper on which she is currently working. Which of the following is a correct and complete citation for a book?

a. Connors, Jack. Dreaming of Jeannie. 4th edition. Volume 2. 2010.
b. Santos, Matthew, and Joshua Lyman. How to Run (and Win) a Presidential Campaign. Houston: GOP Publishing, 2011.
c. Shelly, Gary B. œHow a GPS Works. Computing in Todays World March 2011: 34-42.
d. Hutton, Laura. Effective Management for the 21st Century. Albuquerque: Manhattan Publishers.

2. Her most recent research paper is the first example of a paper on which Riley has worked that will use websites as sources. Can you help her indicate which of the following is a correct and complete citation for a website?

a. Cashman, Thomas J. How a USB Flash Drive Works. Course Technology. 14 April 2011. <www.scsite.com/wd2010/pr2/wc.htm></www
b. Cashman, Thomas J. Course Technology. 14 April 2011. <www.scsite.com/wd2010/pr2/wc.htm></www
c. Cashman, Thomas J. How a USB Flash Drive Works. Course Technology. <www.scsite.com/wd2010/pr2/wc.htm></www
d. None of the citations above is correct.

Critical Thinking Questions

Case 2-2

A new colleague of yours has been eyeing your computer skills with envy, as you seem to know all of the shortcuts. He wants to know what your œsecret is.

3. Which of the following allows you to remove character formatting?

a. Press and hold down the CTRL key and then click the paragraph.
b. Move the mouse to the left of the first line until the mouse pointer changes to a right-pointing block arrow and then click.
c. Move the mouse to the left of the text until the mouse pointer changes to a right-pointing block arrow and then triple-click.
d. Press the CTRL+SPACEBAR keys.

4. Which of the following keys do you recommend to your colleague for adding a hanging indent?

a. CTRL+H c. ALT+H
b. CTRL+T d. CTRL+SHIFT+I

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