Week 2: Web searching and Evaluation
This week we'll be discussing evaluation of sources and how we decide to trust a source (or not) when we are finding information for different types of assignments and tasks.
"second" by xkcd
Evaluation of information
No class due to Summer Bridge Retreat
Week 2 Assessment (Homework) (20 points)
Evaluation and Information Formats
Due: August 17, 2015 at Noon
Remember to turn in your assignment via your shared Google Doc.
Part 1: Yelp Evaluation
Objectives: To evaluate a business on Yelp and reflect on evaluation outside of the classroom
For the assignment, please write up your findings in 3-4 paragraphs (1-2 pages). To complete the assignment, please:
Find and evaluate one restaurant or business on Yelp that has more than 10 reviews. Pick a place you haven’t been before or a service you haven’t used.
What do these reviews tell you?
Who do you believe and why?
What makes for a useful or “good” review?
Do the reviews leave anything out that you would want to know before going to the restaurant or using the service?
Remember to include the name of the business and the URL to the homepage of the Yelp reviews for the business.
Part 2: Information Formats
In preparation for Week 3, please review the information in the Identifying Information Sources Online Guide (http://csueastbay.libguides.com/id-online-sources). We will be discussing different types of information sources in class and their connections with citation in Week 3.