OVERVIEW: Part A: Complete an online library tutorial: ‘Can I Use This? Critically Evaluating Sources’. This tutorial will provide you a framework for evaluating sources when conducting library research and should be completed before you start the next part so that you can apply the knowledge that you have gained. However, you’re encouraged to sign up for a nutrition article to critique as soon as possible. Part B Complete the ‘Assignment 1B - Worksheet’, which includes the framework for critiquing the popular article you have chosen and one scholarly article that you find on the same topic. Submit the completed ‘Worksheet’ into the assignment submission folder. PURPOSE: To develop skills in evaluating popular and scholarly nutrition articles. To conduct library research on a nutrition topic. To properly cite resources. To develop skills in constructively critiquing articles. PART A – LIBRARY TUTORIAL Complete the online library tutorial: Can I Use This? Critically Evaluating Sources that has been specially developed for Langara College students to teach basic skills for evaluating sources when conducing library research. Page 1 of 4
Completing the tutorial: To access the library tutorial, go to your ‘Brightspace by D2L’ course list and click the name of the tutorial. It will take about an hour to complete, but doesn’t have to be done all at once. You need to complete several quizzes while reviewing the learning materials. Click the Save Answer button to store your answers for each question. This is important in case you leave the tutorial and want to continue at another time. You can change your answer as many times as you like, but remember to click the Save Answer button after each change. When you are satisfied with all answers, click the Finish button. Your quiz will then be submitted for automatic marking so that you can receive feedback and marks to quizzes as you complete the tutorial. After you have clicked the Finish button, you cannot go back and change any of your answers. SUBMIT: You do not need to submit anything to the course assignment submission folder for this part. After the deadline for Assignment 1A, your mark will be transferred to the grade book by your instructor. You will get a reminder from ‘Brightspace by D2L’ – if you have done the tutorial, just ignore it. MARKING: The grade on your library tutorial will be calculated and converted to a mark out of 10 points (weight of 20% for the overall assignment). If you experience any problems with the quizzes, phone the library reference desk (604-323-5388) or send an email message to [email protected] PART B – CRITIQUE OF NUTRITION ARTICLES There's so much noise out there when it comes to nutrition and food... it seems like everyone is an expert nowadays. So this assignment is meant for you to compare what you might see on a day to day online, to what is scientifically evidenced, reliable and true, based on what you’ve learned in your Library Tutorial. 1. Conduct a library search to find a recent popular nutrition article relating to Canada’s Food Guide or one of the 3 macronutrients (Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins), blog or opinion paper (within the past year) - Search Criteria: must be a popular article (refer to your library tutorial for a reminder on this) - if you don’t select the correct type of article, your whole assignment will not be accurate and will be given a mark of zero article should be a fake-news type article 2. Conduct a second search to find ONE reliable scholarly nutrition article to SUPPORT your stance (i.e. this article is fake news because of this evidence- based research) Keep track of your method of search & references for both searches - you’ll need to include this in your worksheet Page 2 of 4
3. Answer the following questions in your assignment (the full assignment must be no more than 1 page - except for the references): Question 1: What were the first indicators upon reading the popular article to tell you it was fake or inaccurate news? Did you believe it at first glance? Question 2: How did you prove and provide support to your stance using the scholarly articles? Refer to the 5 W's to identify the validity of the scholarly articles (refer to your library tutorial 4. Provide your references in proper APA format and using in-text citations. Write clearly and concisely, with correct spelling and grammar.