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ENGL 2A: Reading Food, Self and Culture (Leither Spr20)

Introduction Exercise 1: Know Your Sources

In this exercise, you'll begin to identify and distinguish among a variety of different kinds of sources. Complete these activities:

1. Watch the 4-minute video below.

2. Consult and read the infographic.

3. Answer the questions to unlock Exercise 2

Scholarly, Trade, & Popular Articles from Joshua Vossler on Vimeo.

Know Your Sources: More on Scholarly versus Popular

Consult and read the following infographic "Know Your Sources: A Guide to Understanding Sources".

Then, answer the questions below to unlock the worksheet.

(Infographic also available online here.)


Answer the questions correctly below to generate a password that will unlock Exercise 2

1. Rank these sources from lowest to highest in the number of authoritative reviewers (one answer)

A. Wikipedia, Instagram, Journal of Sports Studies, Sports Illustrated

B. Instagram, Sports Illustrated, Wikipedia, Journal of Sports Studies

C. Instagram, Wikipedia, Sports Illustrated, Journal of Sports Studies

D. Sports Illustrated, Tumblr blog, Journal of Sports Studies, Academic Book

2. Which set of features accurately best describe a scholarly journal?(one answer)

A. Some outside evidence used, published frequently like a blog, authors with bachelor's credentials

B. Short publication cycle, timely and current events, published very frequently, authors with some expertise

C. Short and concise, some outside evidence used, published infrequently, intended for a general audience

D. Long publication cycle, extensive evidence, published infrequently, authors with advanced degrees

E. Long publication cycle, timely and current events, published infrequently, authors with advanced degrees

3. When might you best use a news source versus a book or encyclopedia? (one answer)

A. For validated, well-established facts relating to an event

B. For examples, illustrative stories, or reactions to an event

C. For details, nuanced discussion and analysis about why an event occurred. 

D. For understanding the impact or long-term implications of an event


Enter your three letter answer here to unlock Exercise 2.

*Note it is case sensitive, don't use commas. Be sure to jot it down because you'll need it again.*