2. Articles with more information about its crreation, e.g the date of creation and author, help give it more credibility.
3. I'm not sure about this one, but the most credible sources have correct grammar and spelling and no typos.
For unfamiliar words i put preoccupation, tyranny, fraternity,and fundamental
For some notes i put
Look for a sentence that states an idea or particular viewpoint and highlight or circle it. If the sentences and paragraphs that follow support and build on this idea, then you’ve found the central idea.
Text FeaturesUse the headings and subheadings to figure out which section to look in for specific information, instead of reading through every section.The use of headings or subheadings helps to break information into logical sections.
StructureAnother technique for reading nonfiction is to analyze how the author introduces information.The structure of a work can show whether an author has a strong or weak argument. For example, does the author make good points, but they seem to be out of order or disorganized? A weak structure can weaken an argument and make it seem unreliable.
Language and ToneLook closely at the language and tone of a work to understand its intent or purpose.
Point of ViewLook for key words that show how the author feels about the topic. Writers often use rhetorical devices to convince or inform readers about their point of view. A writer might use exaggeration or understatement to make a point. In this example, the author uses satire to highlight the dangers of using a cell phone while driving:
PurposeTo identify an author’s purpose in a work, ask yourself if the text is meant to inform, persuade, entertain, or instruct. For example, the purpose behind an autobiography is usually to inform and entertain.
STEPS ON ANNOTATING A TEXTCircle the title and write down any initial ideas that you have about its importance. Then make notes about how the title connects to the ideas in the text.Research the writer’s background and the year that the piece was published. Think about how this information changes your interpretation of the text. Identify the topic and the central argument. Write down any previous knowledge that you have about the subject. As you read the text, note any opinions you have about the topic.If something is unclear, write your questions in the margins. Make a note to do some research later to gain a better understanding of the text.Highlight any unfamiliar words and look them up in the dictionary. Circle any evidence that the writer cites to support the central idea or argument.Summarize paragraphs as you read to make sure you understand what is being said.Look out for any repetition—writers typically use this technique to emphasize a point.Determine if the text is fact or opinion. Using evidence from the text, write down how you came to this conclusion.After annotating the entire text, state the purpose of the text.
this is what I got, hope it helps
Using the internet as a research tool has become both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because internet has made it possible for people to access much more information, information that is updated with the latest research, and which can broaden a person´s knowledge base. However, it has also become a curse, because internet has no limitations as to who can publish, what can be published, and if the information published is real, or faked. This is why, using internet resources for research, without first making sure the sources are reliable, can become a real problem, as it can invalidate it.
Thankfully, there are several ways in which a person can make sure that the internet sources he/she is using for research, are accurate, up-to-date, trustworthy and reliable. These are just three of them:
1. Check at the domain of the site. Most trustworthy sources of information will have a doman that ends with a .gov, .edu, or, .org. However, also make sure to check to whom the site belongs. This is, if there is information on a site, make sure who produced that site, what organization or institution. If you are unsure, do not use that info.
2. If there are sites that you have already gone to, where you know for a fact the data is reliable, like for example, a site from a known university, or government institution, then it is always better to verify data there.
3. Check the dates of update. Usually, trustworthy sites will publish also their date of creation and the dates in which the data is being published. It will also show the dates in which the data has been updated, so you know it is current. This will ensure that your data is actually the latest.
Like these, there are many more ways in which you can ensure that using sources from the internet can be a boost for your research, and not a dead end.