1.Select three magazine or internet articles on environmental topics from 3 different sources. 2.Apply the Source Reliability Matrix to the articles. 3.Write an essay describing your assessment of each of the three articles you evaluated. –For each of the three articles, describe the aspects or characteristics of the article that influenced your thinking about its reliability. –Rank the three articles from most to least reliable in your opinion. –Discuss how the results from the source reliability matrix matched (or failed to match) your qualitative assessment and how the matrix influenced (or failed to influence) your opinion. –Be sure to include a “Works Cited” page in an appropriate format, and appropriately formatted citation to the articles within your essay.•The first page of, or a link to, each of the 3 articles you evaluated•The completed source reliability matrix for each of the 3 articles.
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Source Reliability Matrix
Article or
Reference Name:
Student:
Date: 3/26/2019
Score Weighted
Weight (1 to 10) Subtotal
3
10
30
2
8
16
3
5
15
2
0
2
0
1
0
Authority
Identification of Author?
Way to contact author?
Indication of the Author’s expertise?
Identification of Sponsor?
Is Sponsor reputable?
Link to other information about author / sponsor?
Accuracy
Is the information reliable and error-free?
Is there an editor or someone who verifies/checks the information?
Is the information subjected to peer review?
Can readers submit comments, criticisms, objections?
3
3
3
1
0
0
0
0
Objectivity
Does the information show a minimum of bias?
Is the item designed to sway opinion?
Is there any advertising?
3
3
1
0
0
0
Currency
Is the item dated?
If so, when was the last update?
For web information, how current are the links?
For web information, have some links expired or moved?
3
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
Coverage
What topics are covered?
What does this page offer that is not found elsewhere?
What is its intrinsic value?
How in-depth is the material?
3
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
References for ideas in the text?
Does the work include a bibliography or list of works cited?
Are the references from multiple, reputable sources?
Enough information to track down the sources?
3
3
3
2
0
0
0
0
References
Total Score
61
% of Maximum 10,7%

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