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Currency: The source does not state the most recent update.

Relevance: The intended audience is students, and it provides 

 The information is relevant and is at an advanced level because it comes from a state university.

Authority: The authors of the source come from the San Diego Wildfires Education Project from SDSU. The url ends with .edu

Accuracy: The information is reliable because it comes from a college and is supported by many photos as evidence. No grammatical errors are present.

Purpose: The purpose of the information is to inform people about the biome and subtly encourage them to protect it. The information is factual with accurate comparisons. There are no religious or political affiliations. 

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Currency: the timeliness of the information - 10

When was the information published or posted? Feb 27, 2013

Has the information been revised or updated? updated

Is the information current or out-of date for your topic? yes

Are the links functional? ya

Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs - 6

Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question? yes

Who is the intended audience? everyone

Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e. not too elementary or advanced for your needs)? yes

Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is one you will use? yes

Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper? maybe

Authority: the source of the information - 6

Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor? Janea

Are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given? personal youtube account

What are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given?

What are the author's qualifications to write on the topic?

Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address?

Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?yes

examples: .com (commercial), .edu (educational), .gov (U.S. government),

.org (nonprofit organization), or .net (network)

Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content, and - 6

Where does the information come from?

Is the information supported by evidence? no

Has the information been reviewed or refereed? no

Can you verify any of the information in another source or from personal knowledge? yes

Does the language or tone seem biased and free of emotion? yes

Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors? no

Purpose: the reason the information exists - 10

What is the purpose of the information? to inform? teach? sell? entertain? persuade? inform

Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear? yes

Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda? fact

Does the point of view appear objective and impartial? yes

Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases? yes

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News Article

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Three Significant Fires In 16 Months: The Zaca Fire, The Gap Fire, The Tea Fire. In Order To Have A True Understanding Of The Threat, We Need To Better Understand The Ecosystem In Which We Live.

Lia M.'s insight:

Currency: The source is from 2008. It has current information and sites other sources with functional links.

Relevance: The information is very relevant and provides useful facts about the biome. The intended audience is students and holds an appropriate level for our purposes.

Authority: The author is a credible source because he is knowledgeable about the wildfires and the biome itself.

Accuracy:  Content is reliable and supported by cited evidence. It can be verified from personal knowledge and is free of errors.

Purpose: The purpose is to inform and persuade people. The author has a clear purpose but is not too biased. It is slightly biased, but not too subjective.

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Informational website - Environmental Encyclopedia

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"Chaparral." Environmental Encyclopedia. Gale, 2011. Science in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2014. 

 

Currency: This source was updated last in June of 2011, so it is fairly relevant. 

Relevance: It is strictly informational and describes the plant and animal life in the chaparral biome. The information is relevant to the biome and is intended for students. It is basic enough to be understood, but is advanced for our purposes.

Authority: This informational website comes from a research database with strictly information. The book sources cited are relevant to the topic which is discussed.

Accuracy: The information comes from an online encyclopedia database. It is supported by evidence at the bottom (the sources cited).  The language also seems unbiased and is clearly edited with no grammatical errors.

Purpose: The purpose of the website is to inform and explain the depths of the biome. Authors of this source make their intentions clear by making the information factual and not opinionated. There are no biases in the source.

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Journal

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Currency: 10

August 2013

Updated early of the year

Current

links are functional

Relevance: -8

Relate to my topic chaparral because it’s talking about wildfire in the chaparral.

Everyone can be audience

information at an appropriate level

Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is one you will use? yes

Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper? yes

Authority: the source of the information-5

Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor? Southern California Academy of Sciences

Are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given? organizational

Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address? no

Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?no

examples: .com (commercial), .edu (educational), .gov (U.S. government),

.org (nonprofit organization), or .net (network)

Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content, and-7

Where does the information come from? Southern California Academy of Sciences

Is the information supported by evidence? Yes

Has the information been reviewed or refereed? no

Does the language or tone seem biased and free of emotion? yes

Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors? no

Purpose: the reason the information exists-10

What is the purpose of the information? to inform? teach? sell? entertain? persuade? inform

Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear? yes

Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda? fact

Does the point of view appear objective and impartial? yes

Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases? yes

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Case study | Chaparral Biome | Scoop.it
Lia M.'s insight:

Currency: The source does not state the most recent update.

Relevance: The intended audience is students, and it provides 

 The information is relevant and is at an advanced level because it comes from a state university.

Authority: The authors of the source come from the San Diego Wildfires Education Project from SDSU. The url ends with .edu

Accuracy: The information is reliable because it comes from a college and is supported by many photos as evidence. No grammatical errors are present.

Purpose: The purpose of the information is to inform people about the biome and subtly encourage them to protect it. The information is factual with accurate comparisons. There are no religious or political affiliations. 

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