Source comparison | ENG 115 English Composition | Strayer University

 

Part 1:Unit 3 Discussion

Instructions

Think of a health issue that interests you. Then, go to the following government websites and explore each website to find information about the health topic you have chosen. 
(You may need to adjust your topic if you do not get results—that’s okay.)  Explore each website. 

In your initial post, fully compare and contrast your search results.

  • What kind of information did each website have? 
  • How was the information similar? How was it different? 
  • What are you able to infer about the purpose or mission of each of these organizations? 
  • What did you learn about the topic you did not previously know?
  • What surprised you or seemed unexpected?

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Part 2: Instructions

Explore and Compare: Resources

Evaluation Title: Source Comparison

This assignment will give you the opportunity to carefully explore two different resource types to further your understanding of selecting the appropriate resource type for your information needs. There are three parts of this assignment. For Part 1, you’ll be reading an article posted on the web and answering questions about the article. For Part 2, you’ll be reading a scholarly article and answering questions about it. In the final part, Part 3, you are asked to sum up your experience and compare/contrast the two information sources.

Part 1

Take a look at the article 9 Lessons I’ve Learned About Feeding Kid download

Please respond to the following prompts:

  1. Who do you believe is the intended audience for this article?
  2. What is the purpose of this article?
  3. Briefly summarize the article by describing the main points used by the author.
  4. Provide an APA reference entry for this information source.

Part 2

Next, review the following scholarly journal article, Challenges and Facilitators to Promoting a Healthy Food Environment and Communicating Effectively with Parents to Improve Food Behaviors of School Children  

Please answer the following questions:

  1. Who do you believe is the intended audience for this article?
  2. What is the purpose of this article?
  3. Examine the references at the end of the article. Please explain how these references contribute to your understanding of the credibility of the source.  
  4. Provide an APA reference entry for this information source.

Part 3

Summary question: Compare and contrast the two information sources. How is the information found in the USNews.com article different from the information found in the scholarly journal article? What would you use each type of information for? Finally, describe what you feel is the most important thing you learned from this assignment.

Your assignment submission should be a Word document that fully adheres to the instructions listed above and meets all APA formatting requirements.  Be sure to proofread your assignment. 

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