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Prof. DeMonte -- Introduction to Nutrition: Evaluate Sources

Interrogate the texts

Rhetorical triangle


Who wrote it, for whom, and why?


How does this source compare with the other possible sources I have found? In what ways is it similar and different?

What’s unique about this source?

What does it say - offer - that other sources do not?

Does it add a new voice? Additional details? New reasons? Alternative points of view? Explanations or interpretations?

Source evaluation chart to record notes on the relative usefulness of each source in researching a given topic.

Select the minimum required sources plus 1-2.

Evaluate the relative usefulness of sources in context of your topic and its subtopics. For each subtopic, record brief comments about what each source adds to your understanding of the topic.

All information is not equal

Four step assessment

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