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Evaluation activity

  1. 1. Evaluating Websites Activity – Food & Culture FYS 1. In your small group, review and evaluate the assigned website according to the four criteria on the Evaluating Websites sheet. 2. Complete the below evaluation rubric. 3. Determine whether the website is credible and appropriate for college-level academic research. 4. Share your findings with the class.Group 1: History of Tex-Mex. Ranked near top of Google search. From ehow.com.http://www.ehow.com/about_5179353_history-tex-mex.htmlGroup 2: Tex Mex Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex-MexGroup 3: Tex Mex Foods. Link from Wikipedia References list:http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/lgtltGroup 4: Eating in America: Mexican-American, Ranked near top of Google searchwhen using Advanced Search and restricting to .edu domains.http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/pdf/5255.pdfEvaluation RubricAuthor and/or Organization: ___________________________Clearly stated and Hard to find but Not credible/credentials Unable toacademically credible academically do not quality author or determine authorand appropriate credible organization for this topic or credentialsContentFactual and Factual but biased Not factual, and Unable to determineunbiased biased factual natureCurrency: Date of webpage: ___________________Date clearly visible. Date clearly visible, but Date not availableRevised recently. older.Website Domain: _________.gov or .edu (official) .org .com .edu (personal) otherConclusionThis website is:Credible and Somewhat credible, but not the best Not credible and notappropriate for source for academic use (Find a appropriate for academicacademic use more appropriate website) use Created by Beth M. Transue, MLS. Messiah College Murray Library. btransue@messiah.edu

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