Article Evaluation Assignment Instructions
Purpose: In this assignment, you will apply the skills you learned from Chapter 8 of the textbook, and the course presentation on research. You must review this material before beginning the assignment.
Overview: You will locate, evaluate, and cite an article for a pretend research paper. While you will not need to write an actual paper, you will need to demonstrate your ability to conduct a search on the Jerry Falwell Library website, evaluate an article for quality and credibility, and cite your sources with integrity.
Instructions: In this assignment, you will:
Choose a topic to research from the options in Step 1.
Search for and locate an appropriate article for your paper. Your article must be:
Appropriate for writing a paper on the chosen topic (relevant).
Written by a credible author.
Scholarly in nature.
Current for the field of research—in this instance, no more than 5 years old.
Evaluate your article for quality and credibility.
Cite your source with integrity.
Follow the steps below and record your responses to each question in the space provided.
Note: Your score for this assignment is based on your accurate evaluation of your chosen article, not on meeting the criteria of the pretend research paper. Do not change articles if you find that yours is deficient on some point. Instead, perform a thorough evaluation of the article selected, as this is the basis for your grade.
Step 1. Obtain a topic:
Mark your chosen topic with an X.
The importance of time management as an online student
How adult learning theory applies to online learners
Academic integrity in online higher education
Learning preferences and online students
Step 2. Search for and locate a scholarly article that is related to your topic:
What search terms did you initially use when looking for your article?
How important is...