Honors English 9 (Leopold) website evaluation assignment

The purpose of this exercise is to help you identify reliable websites. Which of the following sites would you use for a research report that only allowed the use of authoritative and balanced information?   Be prepared to discuss your answers and your reasoning in class. 

 

The assignment is worth ten (10) points and is due at the beginning of class on December 10 when you should hand in a typed (or neatly handwritten) paper with your name and the answers to each question.

   

A. For a research paper on genetic engineering: Godsend Institute: Fertility Clinic and Practice

   

1.    Who is the author of the site?

 

2.    What, if any, organization is responsible for its content?

 

3.    Is the site, a) authoritative, and b) objective?

  

 

B. For a research paper on global warming:

 

http://www.greenpeace.org/international_en/campaigns/intro?campaign_id=3937

1.    Who is the author of the site?

2.    What, if any, organization is responsible for its content? 

3.    Is the site, a) authoritative, and b) objective?

  

C. For a research paper on water pollution: Dehydrated Water 

 1.    Who is the author of the site?

 2.    What, if any, organization is responsible for its content?

3.    Is the site, a) authoritative, and b) objective?

  

D. For a research paper on explorers and the discovery of the New World in American Studies: All About Explorers: Everything you wanted to know about every explorer that ever lived...and more!

 

  

1.    Who is the author of the site?

 

2.    What, if any, organization is responsible for its content?

 

3.    Is the site, a) authoritative, and b) objective?

 

 

E. For a research assignment on Jacopo di Poggibonsi in Art class: the site on Renaissance Artist Jacopo di Poggibonsi

 

1.    Who is the author of the site?

2.    What, if any, organization is responsible for its content? 

3.    Is the site, a) authoritative, and b) objective?

 

F. For a research paper on animal experimentation: Clyven - RYT Hospital's site on the World's First Transgenic Mouse 

 

1.    Who is the author of the site?

2.    What, if any, organization is responsible for its content?

 

3.    Is the site, a) authoritative, and b) objective?

 

  

Created by Jesse McDonnell, updated Dec 9, 2009.