Most of you did really well on your web assignment. I expect you have used the web a lot and are comfortable with it. Some key points to remember, however, are these:
- use TERMS, not sentences. You’ll get better results.
- try not to work from the concept that .edu, .org, and .net are okay and .com is not okay. If you do that, you just use a formula and you don’t really evaluate anything. You can also eliminate .com sites by adding a minus sign right before the “dot”: -.com That minus sign eliminates anything that says dot com. Keep in mind, however, that it will eliminate everything, including some sites that might be useful to you. You have to use any form of “not” very carefully.
- Evaluate, evaluate, evaluate! That’s the key to selecting good web sites. For those who had trouble with evaluation, I have provided some alternative suggested web sites and tried to explain clearly in my feedback just how I found them.
We are moving into the final week of the course. There are THREE assignments due:
- Wed., July 25: your citation assignment described in week 4 is due
- Sun., July 29: your copyright assignment is due
- Mon., July 30: your information literacy survey is due
On to the Week 5 tab!