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Study Island 1. Isabel is writing a paper on the reign of Elizabeth I. She found a book called The Elizabethan Age by Dr. Victoria Craft at Harvard University. She does a little more research and finds an article online called "Elizabeth and Shakespeare," by an anonymous author. What is one way for Isabel to decide which source is more credible? A. The book gives the author's name and is associated with a university, so it is more credible. B. The article talks about Elizabeth and Shakespeare, so it is more credible. C. The book was found first, so it is more credible. D. The article was found online, so it is more credible. Banned Books Week Did you know that there is a national celebration of the freedom to read? Did you know that many books in your required reading list were banned at one point or another? Banned Books Week, launched in 1982, honors these censored and challenged books. In 1982, there was a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books; as a result, the celebration came to be. And, according to the American Library Association, the Office of Intellectual Freedom received 460 reports of challenges to books in 2009. Moreover, 70 to 80 percent of the challenges are never reported. Most books are banned because some readers claim they are not appropriate for certain age groups or contain offensive portrayals of certain people. These books are judged on moral, political, religious, ethnic, racial, or philosophical grounds. The books that face challenges may be contemporary or beloved classics. Most people would be surprised to learn that Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl was also challenged. A Facebook group called free2read proposes that books need to be regulated for age purposes because of some surprising topics that the books might contain. Young minds may not be comfortable with these real world issues and may develop a warped view of people and society. 2. Cyril comes across this article in a 2010 academic journal. She is contemplating using this article in her persuasive essay about starting a banned books week in her high school. Which of these is a reason she could use this article? A. It discusses the importance of reading classics. B. The article examines the author's moral objections. C. The article comes from a recent publication. D. It persuades people to report book challenges.
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3. Which of the following types of Internet sources is the most credible? A. message board post B. Washington Post online C. anonymous webpage D. e-mail from an aunt 4. Lilly is writing a paper on how cancer researchers work towards a cure. She has found two articles. The first is from the New York Times and is called "A Day in the Life: Researching Cancer Cures." It is by Dr. Melvin Wickham, a cancer researcher at Berkeley University, and discusses his job and what he hopes to accomplish. The second article is called "Hopes for Cancer Patients: Where is My Cure?" and is from an online magazine. It is by Isabella Green, a cancer patient, who talks about her online research for new and improved cancer treatments and steps towards a cure.
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