Jason is writing about how Civil War battles affected the outcome of the Civil War. Which of the following questions would be least likely to help him?
Which Civil War battlefield is closest to my middle school?
Which battle most turned the war in favor of the North?
After which Battle did President Abraham Lincoln sign the Emancipation Proclamation?
In which battle were the most people killed, wounded, or captured?
Which of the following is not an example of a research question you should ask when you’re beginning the research process?
How do I know what I know about this topic?
Will there be a lot of essays online on this topic that I can copy word-for-word?
What other information is there besides the information I’ve found?
How can I explore this topic?
Which three of the following are usually examples of print resources?
a trade journal
a government report
Caroline is researching for a paper that will generally outline Benedict Arnold’s life. Which of the following sources would be most useful to her?
a blog on Arnold’s life
a diary entry written by Arnold in 1778
a biography on Arnold written in 1972
a government document reporting Arnold’s death in 1801
Which three of the following questions would fit under the "Audience" section of your Evaluating Sources checklist?
Is the difficulty level appropriate to my needs?
Does the website I’m using explore my topic in detail?
Are all sides of the issue represented?
Does the text use academic or technical language?
Was the information published recently?