COLL 148 Success Strategies Researching Internet

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COLL 148 Success Strategies Researching Internet
This one (backup ISP options) is a common issue but one we don’t start thinking…

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COLL 148 Success Strategies Researching Internet

COLL 148 Success Strategies Researching Internet

Student Success Strategies

Discussions Week 3 All Students Posts 21 Pages 

This one (backup ISP options) is a common issue but one we don’t start thinking about until the internet connection fails – then it’s a panic mode until our tasks are done and that could ultimately mean lost points due to late posts – therefore, let’s begin the discussion so that you have options if an interruption were to occur …One key element of critical thinking and problem solving is to plan ahead for contingencies–things that come up that you weren’t expecting.  For success in college this is particularly important; you can’t do your work and submit it on time in classes if you don’t have access to the Internet, you have computer problems, or you lose power in your neighborhood. Let’s explore how to be sure we have all these things exactly when we need them to do our studies.  Remember, problems can be easily overcome if you have a good back up plan…

Researching the Internet

Discussions Week 3 All Students Posts 23 Pages 

As your text states, anyone can put anything on the Web. To evaluate the quality of Web sites, we can think in terms of five criteria for evaluating the credibility of websites.

Authority

Accuracy

Objectivity

Currency

Coverage

  1. Read this week’s Lecture section titled “Evaluating Research Sources” for a review of these terms.
  2. For our discussion, you will need to read the article, “Sleeping with the Enemy: Wikipedia in the College Classroom” by Cullen Chandler and Alison Gregory
  3. Find the article, then download the full-text PDF or print it out.
  4. Read the article carefully and critically (using the active reading strategies from Chapter 8, pp. ZZ-AA).
  5. Go to http://www.wikipedia.org and search for “Wikipedia” to learn exactly what Wikipedia is.
  6. Write a paragraph for your first discussion post in which you answer the following question:  Why is Wikipedia acceptable as a quick reference but not for research?…