Information Competence
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Determine the Information Requirements - Exercise

Here is a sample assignment. Read it carefully and answer the questions below.

Give a 10-15 minute oral presentation on media ethics. Your presentation must be based on at least 5 recent scholarly articles. You will be asked to turn in a bibliography of the sources you consulted. You must use video, slides, or other graphical media to illustrate your ideas.

What type of assignment is it?
      

Is currency an issue?
       

Do you need information from a particular type of publication?
      

Do you need information in a particular format?
     


Here is another sample assignment. Read it carefully and answer the questions below.

Write a term paper outlining the opposing the ideological positions of the northern and the southern states that led to the American Civil War. The term paper should be 15-20 double-spaced pages of text not including endnotes and a bibliography citing a minimum of 20 sources. At least five of your sources must be primary sources (e.g. diaries, letters, etc.)

What type of assignment is it?
     

How much information do you need?
      

Do you need to use primary sources?
     

Is point of view an issue?
       

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