Avoiding Risks From Harmful Habits

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  1. Find a news article or a reputable information file online that focuses on "Avoiding Risks from Harmful Habits". News articles which do not focus on this health topic will not count for this assignment.
  2. When you find your article, read it and then answer the following 4 questions:
  • What is the URL for others who want to go read the complete article? The URL looks like this: http://......... and can be found in your browser address window.
  • Give a brief summary of what is found in the article.
  • Did you feel the article was written by a credible source? Why or why not? Use the resource attached below when answering this question.
  • What information was new to you in that article?

Answer separately and numbered.

Format to use:

  • News Article Title and URL: (copy web address from your browser window)
  • Summary: (no less than 4 sentences for full credit)
  • Credibility? (refer to the attached resource)
  • What was new to me: (no less than 2 sentences for full credit)

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How do I know if a source is credible? You can ask the following questions to determine if a source is credible: Who is the author?​​ Credible sources are written by authors respected their fields of study. Responsible, credible authors will cite their sources so that you can check the accuracy of and support for what they've written. (This is also a good way to find more sources for your own research.) How recent is the source?​​ The choice to seek recent sources depends on your topic. While sources on the American Civil War may be decades old and still contain accurate information, sources on information technologies, or other areas that are experiencing rapid changes, need to be much more current. What is the author's purpose?​​ When deciding which sources to use, you should take the purpose or point of view of the author into consideration. Is the author presenting a neutral, objective view of a topic? Or is the author advocating one specific view of a topic? Who is funding the research or writing of this source? A source written from a particular point of view ​may​​ be credible; however, you need to be careful that your sources don't limit your coverage of a topic to one side of a debate. What type of sources does your audience value?​​ If you are writing for a professional or academic audience, they may value peer-reviewed journals as the most credible sources of information. If you are writing for a group of residents in your hometown, they might be more comfortable with mainstream sources, such as ​Time​ or ​Newsweek​. A younger audience may be more accepting of information found on the Internet than an older audience might be. Be especially careful when evaluating Internet sources!​​ Never use Web sites where an author cannot be determined, unless the site is associated with a reputable institution such as a respected university, a credible media outlet, government program or department, or well-known non-governmental organizations. Beware of using sites like Wikipedia, which are collaboratively developed by users. Because anyone can add or change content, the validity of information on such sites may not meet the standards for academic research. ...
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