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UNIV 104 ARTICLE EVALUATION ASSIGNMENT LOCATE > EVALUATE > USE This assignment will guide you through the steps of locating a credible source for a topic for a pretend paper. You will find an article, evaluate the article, and demonstrate that you can properly cite your article. You MUST use the Jerry Falwell Library for your research. Also, be sure to watch the videos that are integrated throughout the assignment as they will provide you with valuable information . All yellow boxes must be filled in, and don’t forget to sign your name at the bottom of the assignment. STEP 1: Preparing to Search Topic Selection Mark your topic selection with an “X” Time Management Learning Preferences Adult Learning Theory Academic Integrity Finding your Focus It is important to define your topic by determining your focus and selecting keywords to help narrow your search. Otherwise, you will end up with millions of possible articles. What specific aspect of this topic are you interested in researching? Ex.: The topic of academic integrity can be narrowed to avoiding plagiarism, integrity in the online classroom, or cheat sites. Serious goal settings requires an unblinking focus on effective Time Management. What is effective Time Management and how does it help with study skills? Determining Keywords - VIDEO TUTORIAL List the three keywords or phrases that first come to mind to use as search terms. Time management, motivation, using calendars List four other synonyms or different phrases that you might also use in your search. Consider using a thesaurus or finding keywords / phrases from the results of your initial searches Importance of managing time, how to manage time effectively, Tips for better Time Management, strategies of Time Management Page 1 of 11 Doing research is not for the faint of heart. It takes careful thought and planning, diligence, and a detective’s mindset. Carefully review Chapter 8 in your textbook before starting this assignment.
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STEP 2: Locating a Source Now that you have focused your topic and determined your possible search terms, it is time to locate and evaluate an article for your pretend research paper. Don’t forget to use the Jerry Falwell Library . Using the Library Databases - VIDEO TUTORIAL Find a Database to use If you are familiar with the databases, choose one that is specific to your topic. If you are unfamiliar with the databases, try using a general one like Academic Search Complete or ProQuest Central Education Research Complete Select one of your keywords and run a preliminary search. How many sources did your initial search return? 4316 STOP! Did you find thousands or millions of results? Even if your search only returned a couple thousand or a few hundred, that is too many to look through. You must work to narrow results to focus on the specific aspect of your topic. Your article must be relevant to your SPECIFIC topic; you don’t want just ANY article that mentions your broad topic.
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